More than 4,000 crimes were reported in Dearborn in 2011, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's recently released Crime in the United States report.
The statistics showed both ups and downs for the city, including a noticeable decrease in forcible rapes and robberies in 2011, but also a four-year trend of increases in aggravated assaults.
Property crimes in 2011—including burglary, larceny, car theft and arson—were up from 2010 (3,718 to 3,757), but trended down overall over the past four years.
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The drop in property crime is attributed by the Dearborn Police Department to an increased focus on neighborhood watch tactics, as well as a department-wide efforts to combat home break-ins.
Police Chief Ronald Haddad has commented that much of what the department has to deal with are people who turn to crime in a bad economic situation.
“This is not the same crime situation that Dearborn had five years ago,” he said. “Law enforcement and public safety have never seen the issues we’re seeing right now. That’s why it’s so important to see why we continue to develop our police department.”
Here's a look at crime stats in Dearborn by year and category:2008 2009 2010 2011 Population 87,482 85,305 82,612 98,079 Violent Crime Incidents
Forcible Rape 25 16
Robbery 155 112
Assault 205 208
Total: 385 339
Property Crime Incidents
Burglary 614 712
Larceny/Theft 2,905 2,961
Total: 4,350 4,255