Carroll crime drops 9.6% in first half

August 25, 1993|By Bill Talbott | Bill Talbott,SOURCE: Maryland State PoliceStaff Writer

Carroll County followed the trend of Baltimore City and the entire metropolitan area as crime for the first six months of 1993 showed a decrease from crime reported in 1992.

Statistics released by Maryland State Police indicate that crime in the county fell by 9.6 percent in the first half of the year.

Murder, rape and breaking and entering incidents increased, as did arson.

But robbery, aggravated assault, motor vehicle thefts and larceny showed a decrease.

During the period from January through June, 1,558 crimes were reported to police in Carroll County, a decrease of 165 from 1992.

First Sgt. Steve Reynolds, spokesman for the Westminster state police, said, "After watching the monthly stats we knew the semiannual figures would be down over last year, because 1992 was up about 18 percent over the previous year.

Sergeant Reynolds said the figures indicate that the major crime in Carroll County remains relatively low compared with some neighboring counties.

CRIME INDEX, 1992-1993

Crime ... ... ... ... ... ... 1992 ... ... ... ... ... 1993

Murder ... ... ... ... ... ... 1 ... .. ... ... ... ... 2

Rape .. .. ... ... ... ... ... 13 .. .. ... ... ... ... 20

Robbery .. ... ... ... ... ... 28 .. .. ... ... ... ... 15

Aggravated assault ... ... ... 60 .. .. ... ... ... ... 52

Breaking & entering .. ... ... 311 .. .. .. ... ... ... 364

Larceny .. ... ... ... ... ... 1,221 ... .. ... ... ... 1,022

Vehicle theft .. .. .. ... ... 89 ... .. .. ... ... ... 83

Arson ... ... ... .. ... .. .. 21 ... .. .. ... ... ... 22

Total ... ... ... .. ... .. .. 1,723 ... .. ... ... ... 1,558

For reported crimes from January through June. Arson figures not counted in total

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