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WPD: 2010 Wilmington Crime Statistics - Executive Summary

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2010 Crime Statistics - Executive Summary

In 2010, the City had the lowest level of violent crime (724 offenses) since 1998 (831 offenses).

In 2010, the City recorded the lowest level of burglaries (1,454 offenses) since 1998 (1,541 offenses).

Overall violent crime was down -10% and property crime was down -8% from year 2009.

Most notable decreases are highlighted below:

• Lowest two-year total for murder since 1998
• Lowest level of violent crime since 1998 (724) - 10% reduction from 2009
• Lowest level of burglary since 1998 (1,454) - 11% reduction from 2009
• Lowest level of motor vehicle theft since 1998 (444) - 2% reduction from 2009
• Lowest level of arson since 1999 (12) and -45% reduction from 2009
• Total Part I crimes in 2010 was 6,346 -- 598 fewer crimes than in the previous year
• Part I crime in the Central Business District (Downtown) was reduced by 19%

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