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Burglaries, motor vehicle thefts & other crimes down during first half of 2010
Release Date: September 13, 2010

Thought this info would be of interest.
Tomorrow the Town Board will hold our work session at the AF Veteran multipurpose center. Immediately after the meeting we will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the community center.
PAUL FEINER
 
Chief DeCarlo today released statistics on Part I Criminal Offenses for the first six months of 2010.  Part I Offenses are considered serious crimes by the United States Department of Justice.  Included in this category are Aggravated Assault, Burglary, Homicide, Larceny, Motor Vehicle Theft, Robbery and Rape. 
 
During the first half of 2010, a total of 381 Part I Offenses were reported to the department as compared to the 471 reported during the first half of 2009.  This represents a decrease of ninety (90) offenses constituting a decrease of approximately 19%.  Decreases were noted in five of the seven crime categories with Homicides remaining unchanged and an increase in felony assault from 11 in 2009 to 15 this year.
 
The largest decrease was motor vehicle thefts which decreased 55% this year. Burglaries which had shown an increase of 45% from 2008 to 2009 was down 47% this year.
 
In reporting these statistics, the Greenburgh Police Department utilizes the New York State Incident Based Reporting System (NYSIBRS) as opposed to the Uniform Crime Reporting System (UCR) generally employed by police agencies in New York and throughout the nation.  The difference in the two systems is that NYSBIRS, which is based on the U.S. Department of Justice’s, National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS), reports multiple offenses committed during the same incident while UCR reports only the most serious offense involved in the incident. 
 
For example, utilizing the UCR system to report an incident where an individual unlawfully enters a building to commit a crime (Burglary) and while in the building forcible rapes (Rape), robs (Robbery) and murders (Homicide) a person, would result in the single Part I Offense of Homicide being reported, since Homicide is the most serious offense related to the incident.  In contrast, however, use of the NIBRS format would result in four Part I Offenses being reported; the Homicide, a Rape, Robbery and a Burglary.
 
Since NIBRS reports all crimes associated with an incident, the number of offenses reported is quite likely to increase even though the number of criminal incidents may decline.  The data collected by NIBRS does, however, provide a more comprehensive description of criminal activity thereby allowing law enforcement to utilize its resources in a more efficient and effective manner.  In New York State today, 232 police agencies report crimes utilizing 
 
NYSIBRS.  Fourteen municipal police departments in Westchester use the format and of these, Greenburgh and one other agency have passed all New York State and Federal certification requirements.  Although a comparatively small number of agencies presently use the NIBRS format, this number will continue to increase each year and there is no doubt that it will one day supersede UCR as the standard for reporting criminal offenses in the United States.  The Department’s new computer system that was implemented in June 2009, will only document reports in the NYSIBRS format so we can no longer compare NYSIBRS reports against UCR reports for this department and UCR reports of other agencies.
 
 
 
 
For additional information contact
Lt. Brian Joseph Ryan
Public Information Officer
(914) 682-5339
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PART 1 AND SELECTED PART 2 OFFENSES
 
PART 1 OFFENSE
2009             6 MONTH
IBR
2010
6 MONTH
IBR
% +/-
HOMICIDE
0
0
0
RAPE
5
1
-80.0
ROBBERY
20
15
-25.0
FELONY ASSAULT
11
15
36.0
BURGLARY
60
32
-47.0
MV THEFT
20
9
-55.0
LARCENY
355
310
-13.0
TOTAL PART 1
471
381
-19.0
Selected Part 2 Offenses
SIMPLE ASSAULT.
28
29
4.0
DWI
71
34
-52.0
SEX OFFENSES  (EXCEPT RAPE)
3
6
100.0
DRUGS
69
62
-10.0
CRIMINAL MISCHIEF
130
85
-34.0
FRAUD/FORGERY
98
95
-3.0
PUBLIC ORDER
212
161
-24.0
THEFT OFFENSES
19
18
-5.0
PART II TOTALS
630
490
-22.0
 
 
OTHER SELECTED STATISTICS
 
 
           
Arrest Statistics
2009
2010 (6 month)
% +/-
Arrests - Total
755
692
-8.00
Felony
84
106
26.0
Misdemeanor
552
550
-0.36
Violation
35
56
60.0
Warrant
78
60
-23.0
Juvenile
6
0
-100.0
 
 
 
Miscellaneous Statistics
2009
2010 (6 month)
% +/-
CALLS FOR SERVICE
18,968
21268
12.0
Reportable M.V.A’s
660
854
29.0
Injuries (Reportable MVA’s)
151
193
28.0
Impounded Vehicles
152
148
-3.0
Animal Control Total
1,072
1049
-2.0
Alarm Responses
2,043
2078
-2.0
 
 
 
Traffic Tickets
2009 
2010 (6 month)
% +/-
 UTT’s Issued – Total
3,436
3246
-6.0
 
 
 
Parking Tickets
2009 
2010 (6 month)
% +/-
Total Issued by Patrols
2,612
2790
-7.0
Snow Parking
1,250
1600
28.0
Handicapped
94
81
-14.0
Fire Zones & Hydrants
298
251
-16.0
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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