Monday, January 26, 2009

YTD Part 1 Crimes Summary Showing Positive Trends

As presented at today's BOS Public Safety Committee hearing, year-to-date, there have been strong decreases in Homicides, Robberies, Aggravated Assaults, Burglaries, Auto Boostings, Other Larcenies and Motor Vehicle Thefts. Not reflected in the below chart, there were two additional homicides since this reporting period, raising 2009's homicide total to 4. (Please also note that the reporting period for Rape and Robbery is through 1/15, for both years, and that the 2008 homicide count is through 1/17, not 1/19.)

While we can't extrapolate meaningfully significant results from such early trends, these reductions nonetheless serve as an accurate snapshot of where we are, thus far in 2009, and hence inform us on the effectivness of present deployment strategies.

Part 1 Crimes Summary Through 1/17/09

Offense1/1/08 - 1/19/081/1/09 - 1/17/09 Total Difference% Chg
Aggravated Assault12178-43-35%
Auto Boosting793367-426-53%
Other Larceny730331-399-54%
Motor Vehicle Theft356260-96-26%