MPD releases 2011 crime report

Last week, the Milwaukee Police Department released a report on the city’s 2011 crime statistics. According to the report, crime in the city is decreasing at a lower rate than it did when Police Chief Ed Flynn first took office. Last year, property and violent crimes decreased, while arson, theft, auto robbery, and burglary crimes increased.

The report also shows that, since Flynn became police chief in 2007, crimes in all but one of the eight areas of crime reported to federal officials reduced by more than 10 percent. Authorities say that auto thefts most likely increased because the price for scrap metal in the area also increased. Also, the increase in burglaries was linked to buildings abandoned in the foreclosure crisis.

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