Crime in Parkland up 28.1 percent

The number of serious crimes in Parkland was up 28.1 percent during the first six months of 2011 when compared with the same time period last year, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Crimes included in the report are murder, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft.

From January through June 2011, a total of 164 crimes were reported in Parkland, compared with 128 from January through June 2010.

For the first six months, Parkland reported:

Murder: 0 in 2011; 0 in 2010;

Forcible rape: 0 in 2011; 0 in 2010;

Robbery: 2 in 2011; 1 in 2010;

Aggravated Assault: 8 in 2011; 7 in 2010;

Burglary: 45 in 2011; 23 in 2010;

Larceny: 105 in 2011; 87 in 2010;

Motor Vehicle theft: 4 in 2011; 10 in 2010;

Statewide, overall crime was down 2 percent. In Broward County, crime increased by 2 percent, while crime in Palm Beach County dropped by 3 percent.

Both counties showed an increase in forcible rape.

Search our crime stats database to compare Parkland with other areas.

Article source: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/broward/parkland/sfl-sse11fdle-parkland-crime-stats-semi-annual-20111110,0,2767884.story?track=rss

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