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Gaithersburg Police Issue 2012 Annual Report

The Gaithersburg Police Department released the following crime statistics as part of its 2012 Annual Report.

The Gaithersburg Police Department released the following crime statistics as part of its 2012 Annual Report:

  • Calls for police service increased from 31,156 in 2011 to 32,879 in 2012
  • In 2012, officers made 711 adult criminal arrests and 96 juvenile arrests
  • 599 adult criminal arrests were made by patrol officers, of which 332 patrol arrests were self-initiated, accounting for 332 additional crimes that may have gone unreported

Proactive policing resulted in a significant increase in arrests from prior years that has attributed to the increased crime statistics:

  • For example, officers made 450 adult arrests in 2009, 401 adult arrests in 2010, 428 adult arrests in 2011 and 711 adult arrests in 2012

Traffic accidents decreased by 1.1 percent, with personal injury accidents showing a decrease of 3.7 percent:

  • There were four traffic fatalities in 2012
  • officers issued 10,670 citations and 6,120 warnings, compared to the previous year of 7,992 citations and 3,987 warnings

Crime Enforcement

There has been a 10.6 percent increase in Part I Crimes within the city of Gaithersburg for January-September of 2012, as compared to the crime reporting statistics for January-September of 2011. The crime reporting statistics for the 4th Quarter of 2012 are not available at this time.

Homicide Rape Robbery Aggravated Assault Burglary Larceny Auto Teft Total 1st-3rd Quarter 2011 2 8 34 47 140 1,006 66 1,303 1st-3rd Quarter 2012 0 9 63 78 162 982 49 1,343

The full Gaithersburg Police Department 2012 Annual Report can be viewed on the city of Gaithersburg website.

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