“Violent crime on rise”

Behind the paywall here.

I don’t have time to write something terribly coherent, except to say that it would be nice if we had the statistics at our disposal that the police seem to have. 

Via the FBI, here are the violent crime and property crime statistics for the years 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009.  (Click to make it bigger.  Sorry, no stats for 2010.) 

It seems that property crime remained pretty steady from 2004-2009, that rape had gone down quite a bit, but that aggravated assault went up.  It’s unclear whether we’ll suddenly have a crime spree to bring the number of homicides up to 2004’s high of 11.

As a reminder, there will be a second hearing on the Master Plan for Crompton Park tonight at 6:30pm in the Crompton Park Community Building.  Safety isn’t the primary goal of this hearing, but it will undoubtedly be brought up.

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