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Crime in Mandeville down 9% compared to year before

Crime in Mandeville down 9% compared to year before
Posted: Jan 11, 2018
Categories: Front Page, Crime
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    Mandeville Police Chief Gerald Sticker released the crime statistics for the year 2017 today.  The statistics are compiled from seven categories which make up the national Uniform Crime Report that is reported to the FBI annually.  Those seven categories are Murder, Rape, Robbery, Assault, Burglary, Theft, and Auto Theft.

    There were no murders in Mandeville last year, the same as in 2016.  MPD investigated 1 rape in 2017, as compared to 3 in 2016.  There were 2 robberies reported in 2017, down from 4 in 2016.  Assaults were also down, with 89 in 2017 from 94 in 2016. Burglary is the only UCR category that we experienced an increase. MPD investigated 37 burglaries in 2017 as compared to thirty-two 32 in 2016. Vehicle burglaries are of particular concern to us. We ask everyone to help us by locking their car doors and not leave valuables in plain view. Finally, thefts decreased to 212 in 2017 from 236 in 2016. The majority of the thefts which we contend with are shopliftings. 

    “Mandeville continues to be a very safe place to live. Our police department is well supported and trained and we enjoy a very cooperative relationship with our residential and business community. We have demonstrated the effectiveness of our partnership many times over the past year where we have come together, identified criminals and taken them off our streets.” These statistics will be posted on the city’s web site, www.cityofmandeville.com, under the police department’s tab.
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