(PRWEB) October 24, 2012
Part of the Busted! Grid, Busted! Mugshots reviews recent statistics provided by the Cincinnati Police Department to help residents understand recent trends in Cincinnati crime. Compiled from preliminary crime statistics, these numbers may provide insight into how crime is trending for the year. In the long term, Cincinnati continues to see crime rates fall even though violent crimes have increase in several categories over the past month.
Although the number of violent crimes increased by 1% in October compared to September, the total numbers were lower than those reported for August of this year. Three categories of violent crime showed increases in October including homicide, rape, and aggravated assaults, but these increases were offset by fewer reports of aggravated assaults which resulted in just a slight overall increase in total violent crimes for October.
Property crimes continue to decline. September had fewer total property crime reports than August, and October had fewer still. From September to October the only category to show an increase was thefts from vehicles. Also notable was the drop in auto thefts for October down 28%. There were 98 reported auto thefts in September and 71 in October. Burglaries were also down 13% for the month.
Year to date numbers support the idea that crime in dropping. Total violent crimes are down 7% year to date compared to 2011 and 17% compared to 2010. Within individual categories homicides were down 22% compared to 2011 year to date and 25% when compared to 2010 year to date numbers.
Property crime numbers tell a similar tale down 10% compared to 2011 and 5% compared to 2010. Auto thefts saw the greatest change from 2011 to 2012, down 16% year to date.
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