Greenville Crime Dropped In 2010

WITN has obtained the preliminary crime statistics for 2010, and they show a drop in major crimes compared to 2009.

Greenville Police Chief William Anderson told WITN in December that the numbers would show a double-digit drop in crime in 2010, and the statistics obtained by WITN verify that. Major crimes, called "Part 1" crimes in the police department's report, dropped by 11.47% in 2010.

There were three fewer homicides in Greenville in 2010, creating a 38% drop in that crime column. Five people were homicide victims in 2010, compared to eight in 2009.

Larceny and burglary were both lower, by 7% and 18% respectively.

Reports of rape, however, increased significantly in 2010, by 69%.
The total number last year was 22, compared to 13 in 2009.

The numbers are considered preliminary until the state verifies them.

Chief Anderson will present the statistics to city officials Saturday at a planning session, where he will respond to questions regarding the report.


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  • by SERIOUSLY DOUBT on Jan 29, 2011 at 07:30 PM
    There is no way in H@!! that this report is valid. Everyday that goes by there are several robberies,and who knows what else. News at nite is full of bad happenings in Gvegas. So you can believe what you want. I just say no freaking way.
  • by Mom Location: NC on Jan 29, 2011 at 06:26 AM
    Dropped from WHAT?! Still in the news several times a day for crime! Not much - only someone doing statistics would notice that TINY and MINISCULE drop.
  • by Teresa Location: Farmville on Jan 28, 2011 at 08:12 PM
    Good job law enforcement!! We appreciate all the hard work. Though the job is dangerous, we thank God for all you all are doing to keep us safe.
  • by Scotty Location: greenville on Jan 28, 2011 at 01:22 PM
    Ok so if crime is down why the H*LL is there a shooting in greenville every other week or a robbery i call BS on this statement sorry
  • by wook wa Location: wilson on Jan 28, 2011 at 01:12 PM
    I have noticed that the WHINE level goes up in step with the unemployment level. Contribute something more useful to society than polluting the air with your continuous whining about everyone and everything; go find something useful to do !!
  • by Formerly O.L.I. Location: ENC on Jan 28, 2011 at 11:42 AM
    Really? In which area? Probably a one-mile section somewhere no one knows about
  • by wow Location: greenville on Jan 28, 2011 at 11:25 AM
    greenville will never be a major city no matter what they do. what has the local government of greenville fixed?
  • by Iwon'tborn lastnight on Jan 28, 2011 at 10:36 AM
    LOL are you kidding ? crime down in greenville?haha what kind of fools do they think citizens are? this ain't the movie field of dreams remember build it and they will come.The powers that be must believe if they tell us this crock of #$%# we will believe it! Don't think so! There have probably been 20 crimes committed in g-ville since i started writing this! Denying a problem exists never solves it!
  • by Blonde Location: Pitt County on Jan 28, 2011 at 09:56 AM
    Man, talk about counting the numbers......someone needs to look again at the shootings and incidents and robberies.........but the crime is down..be for real.
  • by Linda Location: Greenville on Jan 28, 2011 at 09:36 AM
    Yeah right.......thats funny - cops must be at Duncan Donuts if they think crime is down (in case your wondering why Duncan Donuts, thats because thats where all the police can be found)
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