Crime Drops 8.9 Percent in Gaithersburg, Report Says

The Gaithersburg Police annual report describes the training officers undergo each year.

Gaithersburg saw an 8.9 percent decrease in crime in 2016, according to a recent report issued by city police.

The decrease was seen in “Part 1” crimes, or murder and nonnegligent homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, larceny-theft and arson.

According to the report, 1,777 Part 1 crimes were reported in 2015, and 1,619 were reported in 2016.

The report showed decreases in rapes, from 23 in 2015 to 21 in 2016; robberies, from 53 in 2015 to 51 in 2016; aggravated assaults, from 102 in 2015 to 63 in 2016; burglaries, from 163 in 2015 to 119 in 2016; and thefts, from 1,367 in 2015 to 1,292 in 2016.

Increases were seen in homicides, from 1 in 2015 to 2 in 2016; and auto thefts, from 68 in 2015 to 71 in 2016.

Of the 21 reported rapes in 2016, 19 were by known suspects, the report said.

Although robberies decreased, commercial robberies increased 42.9 percent, from 7 in 2015 to 10 in 2016, the report said. Street robberies dropped 14.6 percent, from 41 in 2015 to 35 in 2016, the report said.

Aggravated assaults decreased 38.2 percent in 2016, from 102 incidents in 2015 to 63 incidents in 2016. Of the 63 incidents in 2016, 30 were assaults against spouses, partners or otherwise domestic related and 12 were by a known suspect, according to the report.

In 2016, burglaries decreased 27 percent, from 163 incidents in 2015 to 119 incidents in 2016. Residential burglaries decreased 27.3 percent, from 121 in 2015 to 88 in 2016. Commercial burglaries decreased 26.8 percent, from 41 in 2015 to 30 in 2016.

Larcenies decreased 5.5 percent, from 1,367 incidents in 2015 to 1,292 incidents in 2016.

Theft from vehicles/theft of vehicle parts decreased 9.3 percent, from 399 in 2015 to 362 in 2016.

The 25-page report describes other aspects of the Gaithersburg Police Department, including awards, training and other statistics.

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