BridgeStat - October 2013
Serious crime in Cambridge over the first ten months of 2013 has decreased 7% when measured against the same time period in 2012. When compared against the five-year weighted average for this same time frame, an 8% decline (234 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 (-22%), with 90 fewer breaks recorded when contrasted with the same time period in 2012, along with a 21% decline in the violent index crime of aggravated assault.
A detailed analysis of all statistics indicates that there were 141 fewer property crimes recorded through the first ten months of 2013, which translates to a 5% decrease when measured against the 2012 statistics. Violent crime has abated 16% between January 1st and October 28th of 2013 when compared with the same time period in 2012.
When measuring the serious crime totals versus the previous month of September, there was a 4% increase in the number of index crimes, with 11 additional incidents recorded during October of 2013.
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