(PRWEB) October 11, 2012
A review of recent statistics for Provo, Utah by BustedMugshots.com provides general information about recent area crime. Compiled from the Provo Police Department’s preliminary crime statistics and the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report, these numbers can provide insight into how crime is trending for the month and year.
Overall crime in Provo is trending down, with fewer crimes in most categories for September of this year when compared to September 2011. Compared to September of last year, major crimes were down 8.5%. From August to September 2012 crime also fell 12.4%.
Despite a general downward trend when compared to 2011, there were a few categories that have showed increases in recent months.
Violent crime increased 7.7% from August to September of this year, but the actual number of violent crimes only increased from 52 to 56. There were increases in the rape, robbery, and aggravated assault categories, while there were zero homicides reported for the months of August and September.
The increase in violent crime stands in contrast to property crime which fell 16% based on drops in burglary, larceny theft, and auto theft categories.
Busted! Mugshots has chosen not to provide a year-to-date comparison of crime data based on the available information. Preliminary numbers from January to March were significantly lower, than recent numbers and those of 2011, suggesting a change in reporting methods rather than the significant increase in crime that is indicated by comparing the first quarter crime numbers to more recent figures.
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