By Alex Gronke and Vanessa Castañeda
The Federal Bureau of Investigation released data this week, which shows a nationwide increase of violent crimes and a decrease of property crimes after compiling crime data from 18,000 jurisdictions in 50 states.
There is good news for Concord residents.
Concord Police reported 402 violent crimes to the FBI in 2012, which is a decrease from 430 illegal acts of violence reported in 2011.
Concord's violent crime rate is 3.2 known offenses per 1,000 residents and a property crime rate of 33 known offenses per 1,000 people. This is where the scene gets less rosy.
The number of property crimes increased in 2011 from 3,803 to 4,182 last year.
Uniform Crime Reports also included the number of police officers in the
nation’s police departments. Concord has 1.6 sworn officers for every 1,000
residents, which is close to the East Bay average of 1.2.
Nearby in Clayton, the police department has .9 sworn officers per 1,000 residents, with a property crime rate of 9.3 incidents per 1,000 residents.
Clayton police reported 104 property crimes to the FBI last year, up slightly from 101 in 2011.
Concord’s violent crime rate was .8 per 1,000 people. Police reported 9 violent crimes to the FBI in 2012. Eight people reported they were victims of violent acts in 2011.