The Bainbridge Police Department began posting crime statistics to their website (part of the City’s website) in October. But, said Barbara Burns, the Department’s Administrative Coordinator, they realized that people were unaware of the posted data and how to find it, so today she created a dedicated web page to make it more clear.
To find the statistics, now you go to the city’s website, click on Departments, select Police, and then select Statistics (or just follow this link). What you will find are the last month’s reported crimes, broken down by Violent Crimes, Property Crimes, Adult Arrests, Juvenile Arrests, and Other Crimes (including DUI and narcotics use and possession). The page also includes overall department statistics on requests for response and the subsequent police response, including calls for service, case reports, criminal citations, traffic infractions, and traffic accidents. The table shows the current month’s data and the year-to-date data.
So, for example, in October there was one sexual assault. In all of 2012 so far there have been nine sexual assaults. In October police were called on 948 times to provide service. Of those 948 calls, 156 resulted in filed reports.
The table also shows how many concealed weapons permits were issued in the month (11 in October), but there are not yet any data to compare that information to.
Below the table you will find a link to a line chart showing year-to-date statistics broken down by month. This will enable you to compare, for example, property crime in October (27 incidents) with August (15 incidents). So far, October has seen the most drug-related incidents of any month this year.
To discuss the statistics or other police-related issues, come to the BIPD’s second Town Hall Meeting of the year on December 4, from 6 to 8 p.m, at the Phelps Road Fire Station.