Eye On Modesto

Thoughts and observations about Modesto and Stanislaus County

Modesto Crime Stats And the Mayor Says this is Better Than Salida?

Emerson Drake

Modesto California

The attached report is Modesto’s Crime Statistics for the month of December 2012 and year to date 

through December 2012. This report is presented to the Safety and Communities

Committee as an informational item on crime statistics within the City of Modesto.

                                          2011            2012             % of change

Homicide                                14                 20                +43%

Rape                                      67                 59                 -12%

Robbery                               425               450                 +6%

Aggravated Assault              907             1061               +17%

Burglary                              2121             2571                +21%

Larceny/shoplifting             5410             6906               +26%

Auto Theft                          1363             1799                +32%

Part One Crimes, with the exception of rape increased as compared to 2011.  There were six more criminal homicides reported in 2012 than in 2011.  In addition to the 20 murders in 2012, there were 4 justifiable homicides.  Of the 20 murders, 7 were gang-related.  Sixteen of the murders involved firearms. 

Property crimes (burglary, larceny, auto theft) increased 26.78% while violent crime (murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assaults) increased 12.52%.  The nationwide average for the first six months of 2012 indicates cities with similar population (100,000 – 249,000) saw an increase in property crimes as 1.9% and an increase in violent crime of 2.2%.

Part Two Offenses (forgery/fraud, stolen property, vandalism, weapons violations, vice crimes, sex offenses, drug violations, offenses against family, disorderly conduct, and other miscellaneous offenses) are up 4.17%.

The Modesto Police Department continues to monitor and address the effects of AB109 Prison Realignment.

It’s hard to believe after reading this Mayor Marsh actually suggested Modesto can provide better police protection for Salida than the Sheriff can

Is it fuzzy math or fuzzy thinking?  You decide.

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