BridgeStat - February 2014

Like the temperature, serious crime in Cambridge continued to tumble downward over the first two months of 2014 when measured against the same time period in 2013, falling 27% with 117 fewer incidents reported. Compared against the five-year weighted average for this same time frame, a 33% decline (159 fewer Part 1 crimes below the projected average) was recorded. The majority of this decrease can be attributed to the overall drop in Larceny (-31%), with 99 fewer thefts counted when contrasted with the same time period in 2013.  The fact that the mean temperature for January was 1.6 degrees below normal and February was 2.8 degrees under the average could possibly be responsible for driving large reductions in larceny from motor vehicles (-48%), thefts of bicycles (-63%), and larceny from persons (-35%).

A detailed analysis of all statistics indicates that there were 116 fewer property crimes noted for the first two months of 2014, which translates to a 30% decrease when measured against the 2013 statistics. Violent crime has dipped 2% over the first 60 days of 2014 with one fewer crime against the person  reported than in the first two months of last year.

View the full BridgeStat - February 2014 crime report (PDF).

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