Chief Magnus: Despite September violence, both violent and property crimes remain on decline

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Despite a tough September that saw a spate of gang violence, year-to-date crime data ending Oct. 1 shows both violent and property crimes declining, according to Richmond police Chief Chris Magnus.

Here are the stats from January through September as provided by Magnus in an email:

Armed Robbery—down 32%
Assault w/Deadly Weapon—down 15%
Assault w/Firearm—down 38%
Attempted Homicide—down 50%
Attempted Robbery—down 25%
Battery w/Injury—up 40% (net gain of 8)
Carjacking—up 21% (net gain of 3)
Homicide—down 25%
Rape—down 5%
Strong-arm Robbery—down 17%
TOTAL VIOLENT: down 21%

Arson—down 36%
Auto Burglary—down 4%
Commercial Burglary—down 38%
Grand Theft—down 6%
Petty Theft—down 17%
Residential Burglary—down 30%
Vehicle Theft—down 18%
TOTAL PROPERTY: down 19%

 

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