Excessive Level police say crime dropped in 2022

Excessive Level police say crime dropped in 2022

Excessive Level police say crime dropped in 2022

Mar. 17—HIGH POINT — The variety of homicides, rapes, robberies, shootings and different aggravated assaults was down 2% in 2022 in comparison with the earlier yr, the Excessive Level Police Division says.

The reductions had been a part of an total 4% decline in whole “influence crime” for the yr.

“Which means we as a police division had been 4% higher than the yr earlier than,” Chief Travis Stroud instructed the Metropolis Council’s Public Security Committee Wednesday.

In response to division statistics, the entire variety of violent crimes within the metropolis final yr was 474, down from 484 in 2021.

There have been 17 homicides reported for the yr, down from 23 throughout 2021.

Nonfatal shootings additionally declined (from 101 to 98), as did rapes (from 27 to twenty), strong-arm robberies (from 38 to 32) and shootings into occupied property (from 77 to 75).

Armed robberies elevated (from 67 to 74), as did aggravated assaults that didn’t contain weapons (from 142 to 149).

Complete Half I property crime, which incorporates classes akin to housebreaking and larceny, was down 4% in 2022, from 3,140 to three,007, regardless of an increase within the variety of break-ins for the yr (from 458 to 487).

Different classes additionally declined, together with auto thefts (from 256 to 231) and larcenies of vehicle equipment (from 498 to 333).

Thefts of bank cards and card numbers spiked from 23 to 140 final yr, due partly to a rash of point-of-sale skimmers utilized in some shops towards the top of the yr, Stroud stated.

Different statistical highlights for the yr included a 9% improve within the variety of unlawful weapons seized by police, from 411 to 450.

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