Dunedin Crime: Larceny Spikes in August
Pinellas County Sheriff's Office recently delivered the latest monthly breakdown of Dunedin's crime. Here is a snapshot for August 2012.
Pinellas County Sheriff's Office recently delivered the latest monthly breakdown of Dunedin's crime.
The report for August 2012 indicates that reported crime increased slightly all around during August compared to July, although it is still down for the year.
Data shows that larceny spiked in August. A majority of those incidents happened from people's cars, according to the data. Deputies arrested at least one prowler caught stealing items from residents vehicles with the help of the K-9 unit in August. Remember to lock your car doors.
August also saw one forceable sex offense, two robberies and three aggravated assaults.
Here are Dunedin Patch crime-related stories for August:
- No Arrest Made in Alleged Armed Robbery
- Tactical Armed Invasion Injures One; Suspects Still At Large
- Knock and Nab Burglary Suspects Caught
- Vandal Deals Jr Falcons Another Blow
- Resident: 'It's Our Neighborhood, We're Taking It Back'
- Dunedin Man Steals Electricity From Neighbor, Deputies Say
Here is the August 2012 crime analysis report for the City of Dunedin as reported by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office's Information Systems and Analysis Division. (Compare it to July here):
Part I Crimes
The city of Dunedin experienced a 64 percent increase in total Part I crime in August compared to the previous month. There was a 11 percent decrease in total Part I crime for year to date.
|Part I Crime Category||July 2012||August 2012||Percent Change||August 2011||August 2011||Percent Change||August 2011 YTD||August 2012 YTD||Percent Change|
|Murder||0||0||No change||0||0||No Change||0||1||Not Calculable|
|Forcible Sex Offenses||2||1||down 50 percent||0||1||Not Calculable||10||15||50 percent|
|Robbery||0||2||Not Calculable||4||2||down 50 percent||19||14||down 26 percent|
|Aggravated Assault||2||3||up 50 percent||4||3||down 25 percent||46||33||down 28 percent|
|Burglary||24||27||up 13 percent||14||27||up 93 percent||119||149||up 25 percent|
|Larceny||28||65||up 132 percent||60||65||up 8 percent||506||402||down 21 percent|
|Motor Vehicle Theft||5||2||down 60 percent||3||2||down 33 percent||18||23||up 28 percent|
|Total Part I Crimes||61||100||64 percent||85||100||18 percent||718||637||down 11 percent|
The following analysis is based on above average categories with 10 percent or more increase in the previous to current month comparison percent of change column.
- Blunt object: 1
- Knife or Cutting Instrument: 1
- Other dangerous: 1
Clearance rate: 100 percent
- Cleared by arrest: 1
- Exceptionally cleared: 2
- Commercial: 4
- Miscellaneous : 2
- Residential: 21
How it Happened:
- Forced Entry: 9
- Unlawful Entry: 18
Time of Day:
- Day: 9
- Night: 6
- Unknown: 12
Clearance Rate: 11 percent
- Cleared by Arrest: 3
Total Value Property Stolen: $12,197
- Shoplifting: 1
- From a motor vehicle: 39
- All others: 25
Clearance Rate: 18 percent
- Cleared by Arrest: 9
- Exceptionally cleared: 3
Total Value Property Stolen: $37,821
Part I Arrests:
- Adult: 13, up from 5
- Juvenile: 22, up from 3
Part II Arrests:
- Adult: 85, up from 73
- Juvenile: 6, up from 2
|Total Stolen||Total Recovered||Recovery Rate|
Part I crimes include: Homicide, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft, and arson, according to the FBI's uniform crime reporting definitions.
Part II crimes include: Other assaults, forgery and counterfeitting, fraud, embezzlement, stolen property (buying, receiving, possessing), vadalism, carrying and possessing weapons, prostitution, sex offenses (except forcible rape), drug abuse violations, gambling, offenses against family and children, liquor laws, drunkenness, disorderly conduct, suspicion, curfew and loitering, and runaways.