Crime rates in Maryland counties tend to fluctuate, but a general trend can often be established. This is true in Prince George’s County where, for the past two years, the crime rates have dropped overall.
According to the Prince George’s County Police Department, the number of crimes in seven major categories was lower in August 2011 than in August 2010. Decreases were highest in the category of “violent crimes,” which includes homicide, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. For instance, between August 2010 and August 2011, Prince George’s County saw a drop of 37.5 percent in homicides, from 16 deaths in 2010 to 10 in 2011. Robberies decreased 26.3 percent, and aggravated assault cases dropped 19.5 percent.
Among other types of crimes tracked by the police department, decreases in crime rates between August 2011 and August 2010 were seen as well. For instance, burglary rates dropped 19.9 percent. The biggest decrease was in non-residential burglaries, which went down 39.1 percent, while thefts of motor vehicles went down 25.1 percent, representing the largest decrease in thefts in Prince George’s County during this time period. Overall, the theft rate for non-motor vehicle items decreased the least, down only 1.6 percent.
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