Los Alamos 2015 Crime Statistics Reflect Why Community Remains Among Safest In The Nation

Los Alamos Chief of Poice Dino Sgambellone

LAPD News:

Chief of Poice Dino Sgambellone this morning released the 2015 Crime Statistics Report for Los Alamos County, compiled by the Records Section of the Los Alamos Police Department.

In this report, offenses reported as crime statistics are determined by the FBI Uniform Crime Report Program and classified as crimes against persons (violent crime) and crimes against property. The offenses of murder (homicide), manslaughter, 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 are referred to as Part I Offenses.

Of the 13,391 calls for service in 2015, officers responded to 180 overall Part 1 Offense complaints, which represents a 15 percent decrease as compared to 213 offenses during the same period in 2014. Violent crime decreased from 34 in 2014 to 22 in 2015, a 35 percent decrease. Property crime decreased by 12 percent from 179 in 2014 to 158 in 2015.

Officers investigated 241 accidents in 2014 as compared to 215 reported during 2015, an 11 percent decrease.

“Both violent crime and property crime continue to decline. While many factors can contribute to crime rates within a community, the Los Alamos Police Department would like to recognize and thank our community partners for sustaining a high quality of life by reducing crime through the combined efforts of enforcement, education, prevention, and treatment,” Sgambellone said. “These efforts continue to be reflected in the fact that Los Alamos remains one of the safest communities in the nation.”

Crime and Traffic statistics by classification are as follows:

 

 

 

 

PART 1 CRIME

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014

 

2015

 

VIOLENT CRIMES

   

0

 

0

 

Homicide

no change

0

 

0

 

Manslaughter

no change

10

 

6

 

Rape

decreased by  40.0%

1

 

0

 

Aggravated Robbery

decreased by 100.0%

23

 

16

 

Aggravated Assault

decreased by  30.4%

34

 

22

 

TOTAL VIOLENT CRIMES

decreased by  35.3%

     

 

     

2014

 

2015

 

PROPERTY CRIMES

   

25

 

20

 

Burglary

decreased by  20.0%

150

 

134

 

Larceny

decreased by  10.7%

2

 

3

 

Auto Theft

decreased by  50.0%

2

 

1

 

Arson

decreased by  50.0%

179

 

158

 

TOTAL PROPERTY CRIMES

decreased by  11.7%

     

 

     

213

 

180

 

TOTAL PART 1

decreased by  15.5%

     

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014

 

2015

 

OTHER REPORTS

INCLUDING TRAFFIC

   

11982

 

13391

 

Minor Reports(CFS)

increased by  11.8%

241

 

215

 

Accidents

decreased by  10.8%

55

 

45

 

DWI

decreased by  18.2%

1723

 

2608

 

Traffic Tickets

increased by  51.4%

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