September 13, 2011

Crime Snapshot: January-August 2011

We have posted the first eight months of crime stats for Part 1 crimes on our website.  What are Part 1 crimes?

Homicide, Rape, Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Burglary, Larceny (Theft), Auto Theft and Arson.

Why do we report Part 1 crimes? We are one of 17,000 agencies across the country that provides these specific crime stats to the FBI. As part of the Uniform Crime Reporting program, this information provides a general snapshot of communities across the country. While there are a number of issues with using this data as a pure comparison tool, it does provide a general snapshot. Here is a comparison of January 1 - August 30, 2010 versus January 1 - August 30, 2011. Also, did you know you can view crime stats for the last 8 years on our website?

Comparing the first eight months of 2010 versus the first eight months of 2011...
  • Homicide (-83%)
  • Rape (-16%)
  • Robbery (-3%)
  • Agg. Assault (-7%)
  • Burglary (20%)
  • Petty Theft (19%)
  • Auto Theft (-5%)
  • Arson (-38%)