Montgomery County Police Chief J. Thomas Manger has announced that total crime for 2010 decreased 7.5% from 2009 and Part I violent crimes decreased by 13.5%.
The new figures contribute to a 12% decrease in total crime reported in the County in the past four years (71,491 crimes in 2007 to 62,944 crimes in 2010). The data also shows a 15% decrease (25,629 to 21,739) in the Part I violent crimes recorded during this same period. This is in spite of a population increase of nearly 4% in the County from 941,491 people in 2007 to 971,777 in 2010.
Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) statistics for year-end 2009 compared to year-end 2010 show:
- Part I Crime decreased by 13.5% (from 25,131 to 21,739)
- Part II Crime decreased by 3.9% (from 42,895 to 41,205)
- Overall, Total Crime (Part I & Part II) decreased by 7.5% (from 68,026 to 62,944)
Part I crimes are defined as: murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny and auto theft.
Part II crimes are defined as: minor assaults, arson, forgery-counterfeiting, bad checks, embezzlement, stolen property, vandalism, weapons offenses, prostitution, sex offenses, controlled dangerous substance violations, gambling, family offenses, juvenile offenses, liquor law violations, disorderly conduct, suicide and non-traffic offenses.
Read the entire rundown of categories.