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A review of Part I Crimes shows that there was a 27% reduction in crime in Mammoth Lakes in 2010 when compared to 2009.  The crimes, by category, are listed below:

 

Crime                          2009                2010                % Change

 

Homicide                    0                      0                      No Change

Rape                            2                      6                      +300%

Robbery                      2                      2                      No Change

Assault                        109                  88                    -19%

Burglary                      96                    68                    -29%

Larceny                       225                  156                  -31%

Motor Vehicle Theft   10                    6                      -40%   

 

Total                            444                  326                  -27%

 

A review of traffic collision data shows that there was an 18% increase in injury collisions and hit and run collisions in 2010.

 

                                    2009                2010                % Change

 

Injury Collisions          16                    21                    +31%

Hit & Run Collisions  44                    50                    +14%

 

Total                            60                    71                    +18%

 

While the overall crime statistics reflect a positive change, the Town of Mammoth Lakes gets relatively little crime, so it’s not unusual for the numbers to fluctuate dramatically.  Crime was down in all categories except robberies where there was no change and rape, where there was an increase of 4 crimes. 

 

The traffic collision data is not a positive trend.  Perhaps the severe winter contributed to the increase in collisions.  The data will be further analyzed to determine where directed traffic patrols should focus attention.

 

Prepared by Chief Dan Watson

 

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