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Posted on: January 14, 2014

[ARCHIVED] 2013 Frederick Police Department UCR Statistics

The Frederick Police Department releases its 2013 Uniform Crime Report (UCR) statistics for Part I offenses. (The entire year end statistical review may be viewed at 2013 UCR Stats

The Frederick Police Department (FPD) is releasing statistics from its Uniform Crime Report (UCR) for reported Part I offenses during 2013. Part I crimes are those reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as part of the Uniform Crime Reporting System.

There was an overall 7% decrease in reported Part 1 offenses within the City of Frederick for 2013 as compared to 2012. There was a 13.9% decrease in crimes against person and a 5.6% decrease in crimes against property. Every category of Part 1 offenses decreased, except for Murder, which stayed at one (1). The number of Part 1 offenses has remained fairly consistent over the past five (5) years, and continues to decrease as compared to population growth.

The Part 1 offense category of Rape, (7 reported versus 26 in 2012), contained the most significant number decrease in violent crime from last year (-73.1%), followed by Aggravated Assault, which decreased to 222 reported versus 249 in 2012 (-10.8%).

The most significant property crime decrease involved theft of motor vehicles. There were 61 reported in 2013 versus 127 in 2012 (-52%). The FPD continues to emphasize through Community Crime Notifications ways for citizens to make themselves less likely to be a victim of crimes of opportunity, such as thefts from motor vehicles and auto thefts. Vehicle owners should make sure that they lock their vehicle doors and that they not leave spare car keys inside of the vehicle or valuable items visible.

In looking at Part 1 offenses since 1991, the crime rate continues to drop, in context with an increasing population. The 2013 total reported Part I offenses (2120) remained well below the average number of Part 1 crimes (2453) captured since 1991.

The Frederick Police Department initiated or responded to 82,464 calls for service during 2013. This total number is inclusive of proactive activity carried out by the officers. During 2013, Frederick Police Officers initiated selective traffic enforcement in areas noted for the high incidents of traffic accidents and other high traffic areas as requested by citizens. During 2013, the FPD arrested and processed 1,539 offenders through the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office Central Booking.

Chief Thomas Ledwell commends the outstanding men and women of the Frederick Police Department, both civilian and sworn, for their continued hard work. He would also like to recognize the continuous support from our residents, which helps the FPD effectively combat crime. Chief Ledwell stated, “The Department remains committed to crime reduction. We will continue to employ crime reduction strategies in line with best practices. We will work with our partner law enforcement agencies and our citizens to provide a safe environment in Frederick. The Department will address crime through on-going enforcement efforts, data analysis, problem solving strategies, and responsive community policing initiatives.”

(THE ENTIRE YEAR END STATISTICAL REVIEW DOCUMENT, INCLUDING SUPPORTING GRAPHS, MAY BE VIEWED AT 2013 UCR Stats

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