Clawson has reported less violent crimes and forcible rapes compared to 2010, according to new FBI data.
Violent crime has been slashed in half in Clawson, according to new figures released from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The FBI’s 2011 Uniform Crime Report (see chart below) shows that compared to 2010, Clawson has seen nine fewer violent crimes, three fewer forcible rapes and six fewer cases of aggravated assault. The newly released report also reflects burglaries, where nine more cases were reported last year in the city than in 2010. Nationwide, certain types of crime are seeing a decline. The estimated number of violent crimes reported to the FBI has decreased for the fifth year in a row, and the number of property crimes is down for the ninth year straight.
Larceny and property incidents are still the most common offenses in Clawson.
The year 2010 brought no significant changes in crime to the city of Clawson, according to a national crime report released this week by the FBI. Larceny and property crimes continue to be the most the common offenses, with only small decreases since 2009. In 2010, there were 108 property crimes reported in Clawson and 74 larcenies – both up from 2009, according to the report. This was no surprise to Clawson Police Chief Harry Anderson who calls them "crimes of opportunity." "If someone is a little more vigilant about locking their things up, that will usually cut down on your larcenies," Anderson said. Anderson said property crimes often include vandalism and officers are working to boost their patrols around businesses and neighborhoods …