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Crime Stat Update – Violent crime way down, burglaries up

We’ve put our CDNews supercomputers to work crunching the latest crime statistics released by the police department. The results through April show two big trends: violent crime is way down in 2010, and property crime is up.

Here’s the specifics for January through April, compared to the same period in 2009:

  • Robberies are down 46% 
  • Assaults are down 14%
  • Burglaries are up 13%
  • Stolen vehicles are up 55%

Property crimes are also getting an early start on their typical seasonal increase, up 42% in April versus March. Burglaries typically peak in July or August each year, due to a combination of school being out and people leaving doors and windows open in warmer weather (obviously not a factor so far this year):

The historical chart on robberies is especially interesting to look at, showing a significant decrease this year vs. the trend from 2008 and 2009:

Stay tuned for the East Precinct Crime Prevention Coalition meeting this Thursday – it’s your opportunity to speak directly with police leadership about neighborhood crime and the backstory behind these trends.

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