The Frederick Police Department today released the Uniform Crime Report (UCR) for calendar year 2011, and we are pleased to report that the City of Frederick experienced an overall decrease of -3.1% of Part I offenses compared to last year!
Crime Down in the City of Frederick
Violent Crime Reduced -31%
Each year the Frederick Police Department (FPD) releases its Uniform Crime Report for Part I offenses. Part I crimes are those major crimes reported to the Federal Bureau Of Investigation (FBI) as part of the Uniform Crime Reporting System, which include murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, theft and stolen auto.
The Frederick Police Department today released the UCR for calendar year 2011, and we are pleased to report that the City of Frederick experienced an overall decrease of -3.1% of Part I offenses compared to last year. As noted in Chart 1, decreases were recorded in robbery, aggravated assault, burglary and stolen auto. Increases were reported in rapes (16 to 19), and thefts. (see chart 1). Increases in theft drove up the property crime by 4.4% and much of this is attributed to shop lifting and other general thefts. We continue to encourage our residents to lock their vehicles, not leave items of value in their vehicles, lock their garages, provide adequate lighting around their premises, and lock bicycles with a secure lock.
Key issues of note regarding this crime information released today:
• Robberies were reduced by -40.7%
• Aggravated assaults were reduced by -29.2 %
• Violent crime as a whole (murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault) was reduced by -31.5%
• The total number of reported Part I crimes in the City of Frederick for 2011 was the second lowest total in the past twenty-one years in Frederick
• For the past ten years, the City of Frederick has experienced a continued trend of reduced crime
• Since 1991, the population of the City of Frederick has increased by more than 60%
Chart 2 shows the actual reported Part I crime from 1991 to 2011.
Chart 3 shows the crime rate juxtaposed with the population.
Chief Kim C. Dine thanks and commends the outstanding women and men of the Frederick Police Department, both civilian and sworn, for continued outstanding hard work, dedication, and focused intelligence led/data driven policing efforts through strategic planning, aggressive enforcement, and problem solving. Likewise, we thank our residents for their overwhelming support. The trust and communication we have worked to build with our residents, continues to pay dividends for the City of Frederick. The partnerships we have created continue to have an extremely positive impact on our neighborhoods. Now more than ever, these partnerships are important and our continued and exceptional relationship with the City’s Neighborhood Advisory Councils enhance our community policing efforts.
The Frederick Police Department continues its multi-faceted approach to combating crime, disorder, and the fear of crime through intelligence-led policing which focuses on data driven strategies, aggressive enforcement, information sharing and collaborative partnerships, problem solving, prevention, education, and outreach. We will continue to maximize our resources by the use of intelligence and the advancement of technology, joint investigations with our Federal, State, and local partners. Daily, we search for new methods and programs to fight crime, which have included; Project EXILE, Automated License Plate Readers (LPR), and working with our Mental Health Task Force, to name but a few examples.