Greenville Police say updated numbers from the SBI show a nearly 17% decrease in major crimes from 2010 to 2011.
The Uniform Crime Reporting Numbers from the State Bureau of Investigation for Greenville indicates a 16.77% decrease in reported Part 1 Crimes, things like murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft.
The report shows a 19% decrease in the crime rate per 100,000 people from 2010 to 2011.
Taking a look at the numbers shows some major crimes increased while others decreased. The report shows in 2010 there were 5 murders while there were 7 in 2011. There were 18 rapes in 2010, 25 in 2011. There were 192 robberies in 2010 and 200 in 2011. 2010 aggravated assaults were 319, while there were 296 in 2011. 2010 saw 1,458 burglaries while there were 1,067 in 2011. There were 2,999 larcenies in 2010 and 2,546 in 2011. 2010 saw 144 motor vehicle thefts while there were133 in 2011.
Information for other communities is expected to be available when
the Attorney General's Office releases the full crime report. That typically happens in the first few weeks of June.
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