Chief of Police Dino Sgambellone has released crime statistics for the first quarter of 2017, 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.
During the first quarter of 2017, officers responded to a total of 33 overall Part 1 Offense complaints, which represents a 15.3 percent decrease as compared to 39 offenses during the same period in 2016.
Violent crime increased from 6 offenses in 2016 to 8 in 2017, a 33 percent increase. Property crime decreased by 24 percent from 33 in 2016 to 25 in 2017.
The Los Alamos Police Department encourages residents to lock their residences and vehicles. You can submit Crime Tip information through our website to help reduce criminal behavior.
If you have a child entering Kindergarten, don’t forget to sign them up for Safety Town. Registration is being accepted at the Walkup Aquatic Center front desk or register online via WebTrac on the PROS Division’s main page at www.losalamosnm.us/rec.