Crime in County Down for Fifth Consecutive Year

Montgomery County Police have announced that for the fifth year in a row, crime has decreased. Based on statistics from 2007 through 2011, there has been an 18.8% decrease in total crime over the past five years. Part 1 crimes have fallen 24.4%, while Part 2 crimes have dropped by 15.6%. 

Between 2010 and 2011, total crime decreased by 7.7 %. Part 1 crimes -- murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny and auto theft -- fell 10.9 %. Part 2 crimes – such as minor assaults, arson, forgery-counterfeiting, stolen property, vandalism, weapons offenses and sex offenses -- decreased by 6%. 

Police Chief J. Thomas Manger said, “The men and women of the Montgomery County Police Department continue to put a great deal of effort into reducing crime.

“And, while our numbers went down in every category, crime did not go down in every area of the County,” Manger noted.

As a result, the chief explained that each of the six District Commanders will perform an in-depth analysis of where and when crime is occurring in their district. The areas showing the highest incidences of criminal activity will be targeted with additional resources, “in an effort to make Montgomery County even safer,” said Manger.

Read more about the latest statistics.

CATEGORIES: Public Safety
POSTED AT: Thursday, April 26, 2012 | 7:00:00 AM |
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