Within the Aberdeen community, incidents of violent criminal activity remained low in 2009 with only four reported robberies.
In 2009, detectives were assigned 632 cases, which resulted in a 94.2% clearance rate. This is up from our clearance rate in 2008. Our statistics for criminal activity and traffic saw ups and downs from the previous year:
Calls for service increased by 14%
Child abuse / neglect decreased by 22.5%
Crimes against children increased by 48%
Disturbance / fight calls increased by 34.5%
DUI arrests decreased by 37%
Property damage decreased by 14.5%
Sex offense calls increased by 57%
Sexual contact with minor increased by 25%
Traffic citations increased by 5%
Traffic crashes decreased by 2%
Traffic stops increased by 32.3%
Warrant arrests increased by 116%
A Continued Commitment
Our department continues its commitment to community-oriented policing, problem solving, partnership development, and positive interactions with our citizens and visitors in all venues.