Tuesday, December 21, 2010
The Seattle Times published an article yesterday on the FBI’s crime nation-wide that were released the same day. A national trend was a decrease in crime rates, but not in Seattle. Although violent crime was down in the city, property crime apparently rose in the beginning of this year. Property crime was up 5.5% from 2009’s statistics in the first 6 months of the year. Statistics indicate that there were 17,223 property crimes reported in the first half including burglary, larceny-theft and auto theft. Although the national decrease is a good thing, if you are a property owner in the Seattle area you many want to take extra precautions to help prevent crime in the future.