Uniform Crime Report Data for 2012

The Uniform Crime Report (UCR) data is now available for calendar year 2012. Overall, 219 violent crimes were reported in 2012, increasing 34 offenses over CY2011. 3,480 property offenses were reported, was a decrease of 450 offenses from CY2011. Total Party I crimes dropped from 4,115 offenses in 2011 to 3, 699 offenses in 2012 for a total reduction of 416 offenses (10% reduction in Part I Crimes). Initial comparisons with other valley cities, and communities in the state with populations greater than 100,000, shows that Gilbert has once again recorded the lowest rate of property crimes, violent crimes and overall crimes, as listed below:

CITY

VIOLENT CRIMES PER 1,000

PROPERTY CRIMES PER 1,000

TOTAL CRIMES PER 1,000

Gilbert

1.04

16.35

17.39

Maricopa

1.34

19.34

20.68

Surprise

1.33

20.90

22.24

Chandler *

1.98

21.06

23.04

Scottsdale

1.53

27.48

29.01

Peoria

1.89

29.91

31.80

El Mirage

2.64

29.74

32.38

Mesa

4.05

31.75

35.79

Phoenix**

5.28

34.25

39.53

Tempe

5.41

47.85

53.25

Tucson

7.30

62.46

69.76

Glendale

4.97

64.92

69.88

 

* Chandler data incomplete – through September

** Phoenix data incomplete – through October

This is a significant accomplishment for our police department and our great community, which is something that we can all be very proud of. Maintaining high levels of safety increases quality of life for our citizens and contributes to economic development efforts, which are vital to our future. Our tactics and strategies to detect, deter and prevent crime are working. The police department does not accomplish this on our own. Our partnership with our citizens, business community and other law enforcement agencies is a significant factor in achieving success. We will continue to adjust our tactics and strategies as needed and are always looking at best practices in our profession, and the use of technology, to provide high quality, cost effective services, to our community.

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