The increase in crimes experienced from 2001 to 2006 have shown vast improvements over the last three years due to concentrated efforts and partnerships to decrease and control crime in our communities. In 2012 HPD saw a 5.81% decrease in total offenses. This decrease includes greater enforcement due to federal grant programs, such as DUI enforcement which saw a 19.95% increase. This decrease takes us below the number of offenses in 2010, which was the lowest number of offenses in the City since 2001.
Over the last year, HPD saw a 6.53% reduction in aggravated assaults and an 18.60% decrease in robberies. Since 2006 HPD has seen an overall crime reduction of 21.59%. During this same time period, there was a 17.13% decrease in burglary, a 29.29% reduction in vandalism, and a 36.10% reduction in theft from a vehicle.
These reductions are a result of the hard work and dedication by the residents of Huntington with the support of local, state, and federal authorities. All levels of government have once again proven their commitment to enhancing the quality of life in the City of Huntington. In 2013 we look forward to continuing these partnerships and collaborations to provide the best law enforcement services available.