Madison Police Chief: Crime Numbers Fell in 2012

UPDATED Wednesday, April 24, 2013 --- 1:47 p.m.
Posted Wednesday, April 24, 2013 --- 1:28 p.m.

In a new blog post, Madison Police Chief Noble Wray says the city's crime numbers fell in 2012.

When compared to 2011's numbers, the numbers dropped 3.39%.

Wray says there's been significant decreases in several key crime categories, including assault, homicide, motor vehicle theft, fraud and robbery.

In some cases, the numbers did go up, such as in the categories of aggravated assaults, sex offenses, damage to property and burglary. Sex offenses jumped the most.

Here's a look at some of the numbers:

Homicide: 2012= 3 (2011=6)
Assault: 2012=1,173 (2011 = 1,486)
Aggravated Assault: 2012= 532 (2011=449)
Sex Offenses –Forcible: 2012 = 228 (2011=184)
Sex Offenses – Non-Forcible: 2012 = 79 (2011=76)
Theft: 2012 = 6,168 (2011 = 6,440)
Damage to Property: 2012 = 2,426 (2011 = 2,236)
Burglary: 2012 = 1,595 (2011 = 1,446)
Fraud: 2012 = 904 (2011 = 1,147)
Motor Vehicle Theft: 2012 = 260 (2011 = 351)
Robbery: 2012 = 246 (2011 = 272)

For a link to Wray's blog posting, click HERE.


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