Crime in Dearborn continues to drop in 2012 as compared to the previous year, according to statistics released recently by the Dearborn Police Department.
Between Jan. 1 and Sept. 30, police saw a 14.07 percent drop in Part A crimes in 2012 as compared to 2011—including a 46 percent decrease in breaking and entering reports.
A total of 4,942 crimes were reported this year; last year, that number was 5,751 by the end of September. The drop builds upon decreases in crimes noted earlier this year—a 10.4 percent drop as of the end of April.
Part A crimes include auto theft, larceny from vehicles, robbery, assault and battery, breaking and entering, malicious destruction of property, narcotic offenses and shoplifting.
Every one of the department's eight beats showed a drop in crime—including Beat 8, which had previously seen an uptick in car-related thefts this year.
That beat is defined by the Southfield Freeway on the east, Michigan Avenue on the north, Military and Monroe on the west, and Outer Drive and Dartmouth on the south.
Reports of breaking and entering—which have been a major point of concern among residents and the police department alike—were down significantly this year from 2011, as well car thefts. The former saw a 46 percent drop through September (349 from 641), while the latter dropped 38 percent (210 from 338).
Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad noted that the decrease is part of an ongoing trend. Part A crimes in Dearborn, according to Haddad, have dropped 35 percent over the past four years.
“I’m very proud of what we do here,” he added.
Part A Crimes in Dearborn (Jan. 1-Sept. 30)
Note: See corresponding map for exact beat locations.
Percent Change 1 1,183 975 -17.58 2 1,421 1,294 -8.94 3 467 405 -13.28
4 258 205 -20.54 5 593 438 -26.14 6 888 741 -16.55 7 497 485 -2.41 8 444 399 -10.14 Total 5,751 4,942 -14.07