Crime statistics through September 2011 now available

Crime statistics for the City of Seattle through September 2011 are now available on the Seattle Police Department’s website.

Year-to-date, Major Crimes are down citywide by 6% when compared with the first nine months of 2010.  This continues the downward crime trend that occurred citywide in 2010.  Through September of 2011, Violent Crimes are up 1% compared with the same time period in 2010, with robberies and homicides trending down, and rapes and aggravated assaults showing an increase. 

Property Crimes are down 7% across the city in the first nine months of 2011, when compared with the same time period in 2010.  Vehicle thefts and larceny/thefts are trending down while burglaries are up slightly. 

For more information about crime in Seattle, go to: http://www.seattle.gov/police/crime/stats.htm