Report Analyzes Latest 2012 Detroit Crime Rates

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The Detroit crime rate report analyzes the most recent statistics on violent crime and property crime in the city at the beginning of 2012.

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What the AG has proposed attacks (crime) from both ends. Not only adding more police officers, but also closing that back-end sieve that allows violent people to get probation. has just compiled and analyzed the latest Detroit crime rates. The information included in the reporting includes statistics supplied by the Detroit Police Department as well as the FBI Uniform Crime Report. The findings represented include the entire geographical area of Detroit, MI.

For all statistics, with exception of homicide, the year-to-date period is based on the statistical year which is from December 26-January 22 for their respective years.

As of January 29, 2012 2012 - 31    /    YTD 2011 - 25 / YTD 2010 - 19
YTD 2012 - 1792     /    YTD 2011 - 1803 / YTD 2010 - 2085
YTD 2012 - 384    /    YTD 2011 - 401 / YTD 2010 - 542
YTD 2012 - 64     /    YTD 2011 - 75 / YTD 2010 - 68
YTD 2012 - 1381    /    YTD 2011 - 1289 / YTD 2010 - 1480
YTD 2012 - 1214    /    YTD 2011 - 1165 / YTD 2010 - 1472

Based on analysis the crime occurrence trends are mixed when compared to 2011, however, there is a notable downward trends in crime overall when compared to 2010. The exception is the homicide rate which has seen a disturbing rise of 24% over last year and an even greater jump compared to 2010.

Detroit was heavily hit by the recession and economic factors are most certainly effecting the crime rates. This is true both in the regard of motivation to commit crime and the Detroit Police Department's ability to combat crime. The DPD has already faced budget cuts and and may face more in the near future.

However, a new proposal by the Michigan Attorney General suggesting that more police officers be added state-wide is sure to minimize the effects. The 1,000 new officers would partially replace the 3,200 that have been lost since 2001. Of that total Detroit alone lost 1,200 officers which is a significant factor in the high occurrence in crime. After the proposal was released, Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee said, "what the AG has proposed attacks (crime) from both ends. Not only adding more police officers, but also closing that back-end sieve that allows violent people to get probation."

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