Los Alamos Police Chief Releases Crime Statistics For Second Quarter Of 2020

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Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone has released crime statistics through the second quarter of 2020 which were compiled by the Records Section of the Los Alamos Police Department.

Offenses reported as crime statistics are determined by the FBI Uniform Crime Report Program and are classified as crimes against persons (violent crime) and crimes against property.  The offenses of murder (homicide), manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault make up the violent crime category.  Simple assault is not included in UCR.  The offenses of arson, burglary, larceny, and auto theft make up the property crime category.  Both of these categories are referred to as Part I Offenses.

During the first two quarters of 2020, officers responded to a total of 48 overall Part 1 Offense complaints, which represents a 6% decrease as compared to 51 offenses in 2019. A total of 6 violent crime reports were taken through the first two quarters of 2020, which represents a 50% decrease as compared to12 in 2019. Property crime increased to 42 through the first two quarters of 2020, which represents an 8% increase as compared to 39 in 2019.

While many factors can contribute to crime rates within a community, the Los Alamos Police Department would like to recognize and thank our community partners for sustaining a high quality of life by contributing to our low crime rate through the combined efforts of enforcement, education, prevention, and treatment.  These efforts continue to be reflected in the fact that Los Alamos remains one of the safest communities in the nation.

The Los Alamos Police Department appreciates the community’s involvement in maintaining an exceptionally low crime rate and high quality of life.  The Police Department remains committed to being an effective partner with our citizens and business owners.  For more information on crime prevention, please call Commander Preston Ballew at 505-662-8236.

Crime statistics by classification are as follows: 

2019 2020 VIOLENT CRIMES      
0 0 HOMICIDE no change  
0 0 MANSLAUGHTER no change  
6 0 RAPE not calculable  
1 0 AGG. ROBBERY not calculable  
5 6 AGG. ASSAULT increased by 20.0%
12 6 TOTAL  decreased by 50.0%
2019 2020 PROPERTY CRIMES    
4 9 BURGLARY increased by 125%
31 31 LARCENY no change 0.0%
4 1 AUTO THEFT decreased by 75.0%
0 1 ARSON increased by   100%
39 42 TOTAL  increased by 7.7%
51 48 TOTAL PART 1 decreased by 5.9%