(PRWEB) March 10, 2012
The newest HomeSecurityGuru.com crime report details the most recent San Antonio crime rates. The reporting data consists of preliminary reports supplied by the San Antonio Police Department and the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports. The reporting below includes the metro area of San Antonio and also forecasts crime trends that are likely to occur in 2012.
2011 - 89 / 2010 - 79
2011 - 4,672 / 2010 - 5,528
2011 - 1,785 / 2010 - 2,360
2011 - 492 / 2010 - 467
2011 - 15,334 / 2010 - 17,301
2011 - 59,644 / 2010 - 65,395
Motor Vehicle Theft
2011 - 5,893 / 2010 - 5,657
Like many other areas of the country, crime is on the decline in San Antonio, at least in 4 of the 7 types of crimes analyzed in this report. Early preliminary numbers in the Uniform Crime Report for 2011 put San Antonio on track to have an increase, however that trend didn't seem to hold. As to be expected some areas are more prone to crime than others. In San Antonio, like many other places, the inner-city areas where the population is more dense has a higher rate of crime while the outlying areas, particularly to the North and West, tend to have lower crime rates.
The one serious black spot is the rise in the murder rate which has continued to climb in 2012. Recently released reports show that as of March 1 the number of murders in San Antonio is more than double what it was at the same time last year. When asked about the increasing rate of murders in the city San Antonio Chief of Police William McManus said, "there is a spike and it's early in the year. That doesn't mean that the trend will continue through the year." The chief also added, "It's not being committed by an organized group or groups of people. Most of them are spontaneous: an argument or someone targets someone."
San Antonio has 6 patrol areas that cover the city:
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