Police Chief Dino Sgambellone
Police Chief Dino Sgambellone released crime statistics for 2019 today, which were compiled by the Records Section of the Los Alamos Police Department.
Offenses reported as crime statistics are determined by the FBI Uniform Crime Report Program and are classified as crimes against persons (violent crime) and crimes against property.
The offenses of murder (homicide), rape, robbery and aggravated assault make up the violent crime category. The offenses of arson, burglary, larceny, and auto theft make up the property crime category. Both of these categories combined are referred to as Part I Offenses.
Through the fourth quarter of 2019, officers responded to a total of 92 overall Part 1 Offense complaints, which represents a 32 percent decrease as compared to 135 offenses in 2018. Violent crime decreased 20 percent from 25 offenses in 2018 to 20 in 2019. Property crime decreased by 35 percent from 110 in 2018 to 72 in 2019.
The total of 92 Part 1 Crimes is believed to be the lowest recorded crime rate in the Department’s history.
Many factors can contribute to crime within a community. The Los Alamos Police Department thanks the Community partners, residents, and visitors for helping sustain Los Alamos as one of the Safest Communities in the nation.
Residents are asked to continue securing their homes and vehicles while remaining vigilant and reporting suspected criminal behavior.
Part 1 Crime for 2019 by classification are as follows: