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Crime Statistics for Cudahy Wisconsin in 2006
Overview – We had a 7% reduction for Violent Crime and a 2% increase in Property Crime.
I am sure I missed categories in both cases below. Sorry.
Violent Crime include things like homicide, murder, manslaughter nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault
Property Crimes include things like burglary, larceny or theft, motor vehicle theft and arson.
Theft/larceny is typically defined as the taking of almost anything of value without the consent of the owner, with the intent to permanently deprive him or her of the value of the property taken. Most states recognize degrees of theft, such as "grand" or "petty," which usually relate to the value of the property taken.
For example, Dan goes to Victor's music store, puts two CDs in his pocket, and walks out the door. Dan can be charged with theft/larceny. Had Dan stolen Victor's car from the parking lot, Dan would likely be charged with grand theft/larceny. Source: Findlaw.com
Stats don’t tell the whole story. If the Cudahy police make drug or gangs a top priority or their focus, then the numbers in those types of crimes would go up. Just as more people report crime, crime numbers will go up.
Does that mean real crime is increasing? It might or might not. The true test is how safe the residents feel. There will always be unreported crime for many various reasons.
So why keep track or care about the numbers?
We need the numbers to track, chart, and understand crime.
On to the numbers (as sited in the 2006 Annual Report, provided by Cudahy Police Department).
Of the offenses known to law enforcement officers in 2006, 38 were violent crimes and 693 were property crimes.
A break down of the numbers:
Forcible Rape 5
Agg Assault 20Total 38
Larceny Theft 487
Auto Theft 32
Arson 13Total 693
Here are the total number of 2006 calls for service by aldermanic district
District 1 2985
District 2 3721District 3 6420
District 4 3478
District 5 2439
Wow, my district leads the way. Ouch… I will have to talk to Alderman Mark Otto about this. Scary…
Maybe the 3rd district should have a blockwatch, looks like there is a need.