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Crime Up in Acworth

The biggest jump was in property crimes, according to the 2011 FBI Uniform Crime Report, which was released this week.

Despite a national trend that shows a decline in violent and property crimes, Acworth saw bumps in both categories, according to the 2011 FBI Uniform Crime Report, which was released this week.

The biggest jump was in property crimes, which rose from 426 in 2010 to 472 in 2011.

Property crimes, according to the FBI definition, include burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft and arson.

Violent crimes, which include murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault, rose from 14 in 2010 to 16 in 2011. There was one murder in Acworth in 2011. There were none in 2010.

The only category where Acworth saw a drop was motor vehicle theft.

Peruse the chart, which includes links to 2010 and 2011 data, for further contemplation and analysis.

Type of crime 2011 stats 2010 stats Violent
crime 16 14 Murder and
nonnegligent
manslaughter 1 0 Forcible
rape 0 0 Robbery 5 5 Aggravated
assault 10 9 Property
crime 472 426 Burglary 57 35 Larceny-
theft 395 366 Motor
vehicle
theft 20 25 Arson 1 0

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