BridgeStat - September 2013
Serious crime in Cambridge over the first three quarters of 2013 has produced a convincing decline of 9% from the first nine months of 2012. When measured against the five-year weighted average for this same time frame, a 10% decrease (272 fewer serious crimes than the projected average) has been recorded. The majority of the decrease from 2012 to 2013 can be attributed to the overall drop in Burglary (-28%), with 108 fewer breaks counted when compared with the same time period in 2012, and the 5% decline in the index crime of Larceny.
A detailed analysis of all statistics indicates that there were 210 fewer property crimes recorded through the first nine months of 2013, which translates to a 9% decrease when measured against the 2012 statistics. Violent crime has diminished 13% between January 1st and September 30th of 2013 when compared with the same time period in 2012.
When measuring the serious crime totals versus the previous month of August, there was a 2% increase in the number of index crimes with five additional incidents recorded during September of 2013. The majority of this increase can be attributed to the jump from 22 to 34 housebreaks in September.
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