Property Crimes Increase in 2012 in Dunwoody
Police statistics also indicate that crimes against persons fell last year.
Statistics recently released by the Dunwoody Police Department show a 14.6 percent increase in property crimes from 2011 to 2012.
A total of 1,935 property crimes were reported in 2012, compared to 1,688 in 2011.
Property crimes include burglary, larceny and motor vehicle thefts. All three categories rose in 2012. Burglaries showed the greatest increase, a 22 percent jump from 223 in 2011 to 272 in 2012.
At the same time, there was a 49.4 percent decrease in crimes against persons. A total of 45 so-called violent crimes (rape, aggravated assault, armed robbery and homicide) were reported in 2012, compared to 89 in 2011.
Other statistics show:
- Dunwoody police also responded to 54,692 calls for service last year, a 58.3 percent increase from 2011's 34,556.
- The number of DUI arrests increased by 14.1 percent, from 170 in 2011 to 194 in 2012.
- Wanted persons arrests also increased sharply last year, a 65.4 percent jump from 162 to 268.