Redding Police Release Mid-Year Stats; Crime Down Overall

Chief Peter T. Hansen

Below is a breakdown of the crime statistics collected by the Redding Police Department during the time period January 1 through June 30, 2011.

The overall picture is positive, as illustrated by the 2.39% decrease in “Part 1 Crimes,” the police department reports.

There was a decrease or no change in five of the seven major crime categories: however, Rape increased 76.47% and Motor Vehicle Theft increased 30%.

Part I Crimes – January to June

 

VIOLENT CRIME 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Change
Homicide 0 1 2 1 1 No Change
Rape 34 51 31 17 30 Up 76.47%
Robbery 48 38 30 58 51 Down 12.07%
Aggravated Assault 136 217 274 311 261 Down 16.08%
Violent Crimes Total 218 307 337 387 343 Down 11.37%
PROPERTY CRIME 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Change
Burglary 312 317 324 382 356 Down 6.81%
Larceny 905 1,030 1006 959 952 Down 0.73%
Vehicle Theft 153 118 93 110 143 Up 30.00%
Property Crimes Total 1,370 1,465 1,423 1,451 1,451 No Change
Part I Crimes Totals 1,588 1,772 1,760 1,838 1,794 Down 2.39%

Other pertinent information includes:

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Change
Calls for Service 42,452 42,335 42,770 41,913 40,966 Down 2.26%
Arrests Made 4,331 4,615 4,528 4,133 3,382 Down 18.17%
Traffic Collisions 903 723 707 631 599 Down 5.07%
DUI Arrests 501 401 385 279 257 Down 7.89%

There were 18.7% fewer arrests made during this time. This may be attributed to the significant reduction in patrol personnel (police officers and community service officers) during the past two years’ economic downturn.

Proactive policing will remain a priority in our community, police said. The Shasta Anti-Gang Enforcement (SAGE) Task Force, school resource officers, patrol officers and investigators contribute greatly to the improved crime profile of our community, they said.

-from press release

A News Cafe, founded in Shasta County by Redding, CA journalist Doni Greenberg, is the place for people craving local Northern California news, commentary, food, arts and entertainment. Views and opinions expressed here are not necessarily those of anewscafe.com.

Avatar
Comment Policy: We welcome your comments, with some caveats: Please keep your comments positive and civilized. If your comment is critical, please make it constructive. If your comment is rude, we will delete it. If you are constantly negative or a general pest, troll, or hater, we will ban you from the site forever. The definition of terms is left solely up to us. Comments are disabled on articles older than 90 days. Thank you. Carry on.