In conjunction with the ongoing conversation in another thread about comparing crime rates in northern side of Decatur to the southern side, DPD’s Sgt. Jennifer Ross crunched some 2012-present crime statistics for us. (The dividing line between north and south in this data breakdown is the railroad tracks.)
And of course, you can always dig deeper into Decatur’s crime data on Crimereports.com.
As you can see, in most cases the northern side of the city – which includes a large majority of downtown Decatur – has higher crime rates than the southern, more residential southern side of the city.
- North = 41 *Includes 4 carjacking cases
- South = 22
- North = 121
- South = 126
- North = 245
- South = 207
Theft by Taking/Motor Vehicle:
- North = 84
- South = 50