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.