Chief of Police Dino Sgambellone
Today, Chief of Police Dino Sgambellone released crime statistics through the second quarter of 2018 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 second quarter of 2018, officers responded to a total of 83 overall Part 1 Offense complaints, which represents a 24 percent increase as compared to 68 offenses during the same period in 2017. Violent crime increased 14 percent from 14 offenses in 2017 to 16 in 2018. Property crime increased by 24 percent from 54 in 2017 to 67 in 2018.
While several arrests have been made in many of these crimes, the goal is to prevent crime from occurring in the first place. Residents are reminded to be vigilant of their surroundings and to ensure their homes and vehicles are secured.
Citizens can report suspected criminal behavior by calling Dispatch directly at 505.662.8222, or by submitting a crime tip on the Department’s website.
Part I crime statistics by classification