According to statistics at the City of San Leandro web site, overall crime during the first five months of 2008 is up about 11% over the same period in 2007.
The largest increases were 100% increase in murders, 94% increase in simple assaults, 60% increase in rape, 48% increase in robbery and 32% increase in larceny. The increase in murders is because there were no murders in San Leandro last year and there was on this year. For murders and rapes, the overall numbers are so small as to make the statistics essentially meaningless.
On the other hand, aggravated assaults are down 57%, arson is down 33%, and burglary is down 17%. Auto theft is down just 4%. The number of arsons is so small that it makes the statistics essentially meaningless.Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at June 5, 2008 6:13 PM | TrackBack