Statistics Show Reduction in Part One Crimes in 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Fewer Crimes Reported in Categories such as Felonious Assault, Theft, Rape and Arson  

CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Division of Police is proud to announce that statistics show that fewer crimes have been reported for 2017 in many categories.  The Cleveland Division of Police Crime Analysis Unit tracks crimes throughout the city.  Currently, statistical analysis indicates that there is a notable reduction in some of the most serious categories, which are tracked as “Part One Crimes”.

Part One Crimes include Homicide, Felonious Assault, Robbery, Rape, Burglary, Theft, Grand Theft and Arson.  Although homicide numbers are up, there is a marked reduction in reported crimes of Rape, Felonious Assault with Firearm, Felonious Assault, Theft, Theft from Motor Vehicle, Grand Theft Motor Vehicle and Arson from 2014 to 2017.  Upon analysis of criminal activity and origin of occurrence, the Crime Analysis Unit is able to provide the five neighborhood districts and specialized units within the Division unique tools to combat violent crime.

Residents of the City of Cleveland recently voted to pass Issue 32, allowing the City of Cleveland to hire more police officers.  The budget enhancements for law enforcement will allow the Division of Police to increase from a current staffing level of 1,490 officers to a total of 1,601 officers in 2018 with additional officers in 2019 and 2020.  These enhanced staffing levels allow for opportunities to increase safety in our neighborhoods.  

The Division recently implemented the Neighborhood Impact Community Engagement, or N.I.C.E. Unit which is deployed throughout the City of Cleveland neighborhoods to combat criminal activity.  The unit consists of supervisors, uniformed personnel and detectives who conduct regular safety initiatives and community engagement.

The Division of Police reminds the public that policing is a partnership and that members of the community are the front line in fighting crime in our neighborhoods.  As always, we encourage residents to be aware of things going on in their community, and when you “see something, say something” to law enforcement.  Together we can work to make our community stronger and safer.

Anyone with information regarding criminal incidents is asked to contact police at 216-621-1234.  Anonymous information can be reported via Crimestoppers by calling 216-252-7463 or via text message: text TIP657 plus your message to Crimes (274637).

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