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Crime in Rockville Continues to Decline

Rockville Police Station Sign for slider 885x380The Rockville Police Department reported a decrease in crime for 2015. Overall crime in the City decreased by 4.2 percent last year, which continues an 11 year period of decline in crime, according to a news release.

The Rockville City Police Department published a report using data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) reporting program. Crimes are categorized as Part I or Part II. Part I crimes are labeled as crimes against a person (murder, rape, robbery, assault) or crimes against property which include burglary, larceny, theft and arson.

Part II crimes are defined as simple assault, violation of a curfew, loitering, embezzlement, forgery and counterfeiting, disorderly conduct, driving under the influence, drug and alcohol offenses, fraud, gambling, vandalism, and weapons offenses.

Between 2014 and 2015, the City saw a two percent decrease in reports of Part I offenses and Part II crime decreased by 6.1 percent. The City had a decrease in robberies, burglaries and auto thefts however, the number of reported rapes increased from 10 to 23.

You can read the full report from the Rockville Police Department by visiting the City’s website.

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