BREAKING AND ENTERING IS UP, VIOLENT CRIMES ARE DOWN IN LATEST TUSCALOOSA REPORT

It may not feel like it, but crime is down in Tuscaloosa, with one major exception.

Unlawful breaking and entering into a vehicle experienced a nearly 40 percent jump over the past year. In 2016, there were 594 such cases, and this year there have been 825.

Shooting into an occupied vehicle or dwelling is up nearly 14 percent. Burglary and auto theft are also up, by less than 1 percent and just over 3 percent respectively.

But the rest is good news.

Homicides are down 31 percent, from 13 in 2016 to 9 this year. Attempted murder, robbery and felony assaults have gone down as well.

But District 2 Tuscaloosa City Councilwoman Raevan Howard said there’s still a long way to go.

“I’m still not satisfied,” she said. “I want to see better improvements, especially in the western side of District 2 concerning crime.”

 

<p>CRIMES
<p>Burglary<br>
B&E<br>
Auto Theft<br>
Robbery<br>
Homicide<br>
Att. Murder<br>
Felony Assault<br>
Shooting into Occ. Dwelling/Vehicle</p></p><p>2016
<p>595<br>
594<br>
153<br>
141<br>
13<br>
35<br>
58<br>
44</p></p><p>2017
<p>600<br>
825<br>
158<br>
112<br>
9<br>
18<br>
47<br>
50</p></p><p>DIFFERENCE
<p>0.84%<br>
38.89%<br>
3.27%<br>
-20.57%<br>
-30.77%<br>
-48.57%<br>
-18.97%<br>
13.64%</p></p>

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