Latest Major Crime statistics available

The city-wide and precinct major crime statistics for the first five months of 2011 have now been posted to the Seattle Police Department’s website.

SNAPSHOT ANALYSIS:  Through May, major crimes were down citywide by 12% when compared with the same time period in 2010.  This continues the downward crime trend that occurred citywide in 2010.  Through May of 2011, violent crime is down 2% compared with the same time period in 2010, with homicides, rapes and robberies trending down and only aggravated assaults showing an increase.  Property crimes were down 13% across the city through May 2011, when compared with the same time period in 2010.  Vehicle thefts and larceny/thefts were down by double-digits and burglaries were up slightly.

For additional information and details, go to the link posted below:

http://www.seattle.gov/police/Crime/STATS.HTM