Over on the website, Decaturish, journalist and Decatur resident Dan Whisenhunt has acquired crime data from the Decatur Police Department and gives some good context to the recent uptick in burglaries and larcenies in Decatur over the first six months of the year. (Many are also probably interested in July data, which hasn’t been completely compiled yet, but Dan was able to get robbery counts, which was 6 in July 2013 and 3 in July 2012.)
It may also interest many that robberies, assaults and motor vehicle thefts are all down vs. same period last year.
Click over to read Dan’s full account, which also includes annual violent and property crime levels for Decatur back to 1985.
Additionally, he’s got a follow up post that compares Decatur’s crime to the most similar place that he could locate, Carrboro, NC.
Chart courtesy of Decaturish