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Crime Part IV - 2006 Statistics for Cudahy

Crime, Cudahy, Police, Safety, Talk Back


Crime Statistics for Cudahy Wisconsin in 2006


Overview – We had a 7% reduction for Violent Crime and a 2% increase in Property Crime.


I am sure I missed categories in both cases below.  Sorry.


Violent Crime include things like homicide, murder, manslaughter nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault


Property Crimes include things like burglary, larceny or theft, motor vehicle theft and arson.


Theft/larceny is typically defined as the taking of almost anything of value without the consent of the owner, with the intent to permanently deprive him or her of the value of the property taken.  Most states recognize degrees of theft, such as "grand" or "petty," which usually relate to the value of the property taken.


For example, Dan goes to Victor's music store, puts two CDs in his pocket, and walks out the door.  Dan can be charged with theft/larceny.  Had Dan stolen Victor's car from the parking lot, Dan would likely be charged with grand theft/larceny.  Source:


Stats don’t tell the whole story.  If the Cudahy police make drug or gangs a top priority or their focus, then the numbers in those types of crimes would go up.  Just as more people report crime, crime numbers will go up.


Does that mean real crime is increasing?  It might or might not.  The true test is how safe the residents feel.  There will always be unreported crime for many various reasons.


So why keep track or care about the numbers? 

We need the numbers to track, chart, and understand crime. 


On to the numbers (as sited in the 2006 Annual Report, provided by Cudahy Police Department).


Of the offenses known to law enforcement officers in 2006, 38 were violent crimes and 693 were property crimes. 


A break down of the numbers:


Violent Crime


Murder             0

Forcible Rape   5

Robbery           13

Agg Assault      20

Total                38  

Property Crimes


Burglary           123

Larceny Theft   487

Auto Theft        32

Arson               13

Total               693 

Here are the total number of 2006 calls for service by aldermanic district


District 1          2985

District 2          3721

District 3         6420

District 4          3478

District 5          2439


Wow, my district leads the way.  Ouch…  I will have to talk to Alderman Mark Otto about this.  Scary…


Maybe the 3rd district should have a blockwatch, looks like there is a need.


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