Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone
Los Alamos Chief of Police Dino Sgambellone has released crime statistics for the third quarter of 2016, 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 first three quarters of 2016, Officers responded to a total of 121 Part 1 offenses, which represents an 11 percent decrease as compared to 136 in the first three quarters of 2015. Violent crime has decreased from 15 offenses, through the first three quarters of 2015, to 13 in 2016, a 13 percent decrease. Property crime decreased by 11 percent from 121 in 2015 to 108 in 2016.
While Los Alamos continues to enjoy a relatively low crime rate, the Los Alamos Police Department encourages residents to practice safety by securing homes and vehicles.
Third Quarter Part I crime statistics by classification are as follows: