Glendale experiences trend in declining violent, property crimes

GLENDALE, AZ - For the first six months of 2013, the city of Glendale experienced a decrease in specific violent and property crimes, showing a continued trend in declining crime.

According to the Glendale Police Department's Uniform Crime Reporting statistics, the city showed an overall 25 percent decline from the same time period in 2012 in violent crimes such as homicide, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault.

Property crimes such as burglary, theft, auto theft and arson dropped 8 percent from the same time period in 2012.

The data also revealed dramatic decreases in robbery (down 16 percent), aggravated assault (down 34 percent), burglary (down 15 percent), and auto theft (down 28 percent). 

"I attribute this success to the efforts of the men and women of the department dedicated 24/7 to the safety of all members of our community," Glendale Police Chief Debora Black said in a report from the Glendale Police Department.  

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