Town Of Moraga

Crime Down Slightly in 2012

Most crime categories were down in 2012 as compared to 2011, except assaults, which rose 135%. The following represents Moraga crimes reported to the California Department of Justice:

TYPE OF CRIME

2011

2012

% CHANGE

Homicide

0

0

No Change

Forcible Rape

5

1

Down 80%

Robbery

1

0

Down 100%

Assault

17

40

Up 135%

Burglary

34

29

Down 15%

Larceny

122

112

Down 8%

Auto Theft

17

11

Down 35%

Total Crimes

196

193

Down 1.5%

The drops in burglary, larceny (theft), and auto theft are most gratifying to the Moraga Police Department, indicating public education efforts may be yielding results, since property crimes can be positively impacted by individual attention to security awareness.

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