According to statistics, District 8 “Part 1 Crimes” are down 7.8% from our baseline of 1,282 annually (on average, 2013-16) to 1,182 in 2018.
Part 1 Crimes means: Burglary, Motor Vehicle Theft, Theft/Larceny, Aggravated Assault, Robbery, Rape and Homicide.
Total crime is down 14.2% from 2016 (2,399) to 2018 (2,059), although it was up 4.6% from 2017 (1,969). Part 1 Crimes ticked down 0.06% from 2017 (1,189) to 2018 (1,182).
Over the last two years, we have invested Neighborhood Development Funding in police overtime to combat higher crime rates experienced during summer months. In 2017, we "surged" police from June to August; and in 2018, we surged from July to August. The results here compare to the baseline year 2016. Click here to read Fifth Division Lieutenant Alejandro Cabrera's report on summer 2018.
This short report extracts and analyzes all of the 5th Division-specific data contained in the Louisville Metro Police Department Citizens' Attitude Survey 2017. It was produced by summer 2018 intern, Sarah Pennington.