(PRWEB) October 05, 2012
A new Bustedmugshots.com report provides details on recent Phoenix crime statistics compiled from the Phoenix Police Department’s preliminary crime statistics and the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report. Although these numbers are preliminary they can provide insight into how crime is trending for the year.
Overall trends in crime show incidents of violent crime are rising, and if the rest of the year stays true to form 2012 will surpass 2011 in the number of violent crimes. The outlook for property crimes is more favorable, and should property crime numbers remain steady through the rest of the year 2012 should see a decrease in property crimes when compared to 2011.
Based on Phoenix Police Department’s reported crimes July year-to date, violent crimes are trending up and property crimes are trending down for 2012. In recent years the city has enjoyed a period of decreasing crime rates as it population has grown dramatically without a corresponding spike in crime.
Violent crime hit a year-to-date high in June, but the number of violent crimes has remained steady for the first seven months of the year with the exception of February which had a significantly lower number of violent crimes reported.
The story for Property crime in Phoenix for 2012 was markedly different; following a year-to-date high of property crimes in January, February saw a sharp drop followed by increasing crime in subsequent months as property crimes approach January levels.
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