July Crime Numbers Way Up In Georgetown

A couple weeks ago GM published this post arguing that despite the sense among people that crime was increasing, the overall crime numbers were not really up year-to-date for Georgetown. For July in particular, GM calculated that as of half-way through the month, July 2009 did not have a spike in crime. Now that the month is over, GM went back and re-crunched the numbers and compared July 2009 crime stats to July 2008. They’re not good. Check out the numbers:

2009

2008

Change
Total:

87

67

30%

Theft:

46

48

-4%

Burglary

11

5

120%

ADW

3

2

50%

Robbery

5

2

150%

Theft F/Auto

19

9

111%

The overall numbers are up 30%. Robberies almost tripled. Granted, the change from 2 to 5 isn’t as significant as if it were 20 to 50, but nonetheless it’s troubling.

The only numbers close to level reflect theft, i.e. shop-lifting. These crimes normally represent the majority of crimes in Georgetown, but they don’t directly affect residents very much. If you take out thefts, the overall numbers are up 116% for July.

Many have sensed that there has been a particularly strong crime spike recently in Georgetown. These numbers seem to justify those senses.

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