(PRWEB) November 15, 2012
Part of the Busted! Grid, Busted! Mugshots reviews statistics provided by the FBI to help residents understand crime trends in Albuquerque. Compiled from the Uniform Crime Report these numbers provide an overview of national and local crime trends.
Property Crime Rise in 2011
Property Crimes in Albuquerque rose 6% in 2011, bucking the national trend. Albuquerque reported property crimes rising in all categories that comprise property crime (burglary, larceny theft, and motor vehicle theft) pushing the city’s crime rate up for 2011. Nationally, the average crime rate has decreased every year since 2002.
Burglary 9.5% increase
Theft 5.7% increase
Auto Theft 1.8% increase
The increases are especially troubling because they have occurred despite a number of initiatives pursued by the city and the police force including initiatives specifically targeting property crimes. The Albuquerque Police Department itself is at its highest level of staffing in history according to reports and the department has modernized its organization and information sharing tools and resources.
For 2011, violent crime fell by 2% primarily based on decreases in aggravated assaults. Among the individually tracked categories robberies showed an increase in 2011.
Homicides 16% decrease
Rape 21% decrease
Robbery 6.2% increase
Aggravated Assault 2% decrease
Overall, Albuquerque crime is showing mixed results with violent crime trending down while property crimes are increasing despite recent measures taken by the Albuquerque Police Department.
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