MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - In a report released for the month of February Mobile police say, compared to this point in 2012, violent crime in the city is down by nearly 32 percent.
The report, part of the Uniform Crime Report (UCR), says that homicides in the first two months of 2013 have decreased 66 percent from this time 2012. Aggravated assaults are down 30 percent and reported cases of rape have decreased by 44 percent.
All other types of Part I crime have decreased as well, and the total amount of Part I crime across the city is down 14 percent, according to the police department.
Part I crimes include aggravated assault, forcible rape, murder, robbery, arson, burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft.
Per 1000 people of the over 260,000 in the city, these crimes are down, compared to this point last year, from 51 to 44 per 1000 citizens.
The population data in the report is based on census data, according to the police. The population and, at the same time, amount of crime, shows a sharp increase from 2006 to 2007. Police said that population change was a result of city limit and jurisdiction changes that year.
The UCR is a compilation of data assembled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation every year, assembled from reports like this one from local and state agencies.
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