Crime declining in Austin: What's the latest in the trend? - Jun ‘21
The number of crime incidents in Austin saw an overall decrease last quarter, after a previous rise, according to data from CrimeoMeter. Incidents fell to 24,098 for 2021-Q1 down from 26,305 for 2020-Q4 (-8.4% change).
The offenses that decreased the most were burglary and vandalism. Burglary fell to 931 incidents last quarter, from 1,372 the quarter before (-32.1% change). Vandalism went from 1,705 to 1,377 (-19.2% change).
There was also a decrease in shoplifting, from 717 incidents to 590 (-17.7% change), and in theft from motor vehicle, from 1,747 to 1,451 incidents (-16.9% change).
Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last quarter, reports of sex offenses went from 41 to 49 (+19.5% change). Reports of drug-related offenses rose from 544 to 549 (+0.9% change), and suspicious person cases went up from 269 to 276 (+2.6% change).
The CrimeoMeter Safety Index (CSI) saw an overall decrease last quarter, after a previous rise. CSI fell to 71.04 for 2021-Q1 down from 75.86 for 2020-Q4 (-6.4% change).
To report a crime in progress or life-threatening emergency, call 911. To report a non-urgent crime or complaint, contact your local police department.
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