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Crime Down Countywide in 2011

Auto theft dropped over 18 percent from 2010 to 2011.

There was less crime in Montgomery County in 2011 than there was in 2010, according to a new report from Montgomery County Police.

Crime was down in every category in 2011, according to county police statistics.

Auto theft saw the biggest change with an 18.5 percent drop from 2010. There was almost no change in the amount of aggravated assaults from 2010 to 2011.

The department had a 100 percent clearance rate for murders in 2011 according to police statistics. All 16 murders were solved.

Below is the full list of countywide crime statistics:

Murder

  • 2010 - 17
  • 2011 - 16

Rape

  • 2010 - 119
  • 2011 - 112

Robbery

  • 2010 - 911
  • 2011 - 840

Aggravated Assault

  • 2010 - 653
  • 2011 - 648

Burglary

  • 2010 - 3323
  • 2011 - 3061

Larceny

  • 2010 - 15261
  • 2011 - 13505

Auto Theft

  • 2010 - 1455
  • 2011 - 1186
jag March 15, 2012 at 03:03 PM
LOL, you're joking, right? 15 times a year? I've lived in Rockville and Silver Spring for 26 years and have never even known anyone who had their car broken into in MoCo, much less had my car broken into. If you're not joking, then you should set up a camera or something because obviously someone you know is targeting you for some personal reason. There is literally no chance of you randomly being broken into 15 times a year (for multiple years??), even if you lived in the junkiest neighborhood in America and were dumb enough to leave an expensive GPS out.
William Grove March 15, 2012 at 03:42 PM
we live close to Western Ave and the thinking is it's DC-based and they just go down the street almost every other week from April through October. got hit last week for first time this year.
Jeff Hawkins March 15, 2012 at 04:14 PM
@William That stinks William. Sounds like you are in the proverbial "no man's land". Are the D.C. police helping at all?
Bubba March 15, 2012 at 06:34 PM
@William Grove - in case you missed this article in the Post - http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/amid-rash-of-car-break-ins-dc-zeroes-in-on-a-repeat-offender/2012/03/06/gIQA7hdk3R_story.html If the break-ins are that persistent you and your neighbors need to get together and put pressure on the police to fix the problem. As the article states, there are only a handful of thieves who car break-ins. Catching and prosecuting those thieves to the fullest extent isn't going to happen without some outside influence.
jnrentz1 March 22, 2012 at 09:04 PM
Mr. Grove, You should consider moving to a lower crime area.

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