Elk Grove Police Chief Bryan Noblett spoke before the Elk Grove City Council meeting this evening and presented the 2016 Annual Report. The report is available online. Noblett touched on a variety of issues, from crime, policing and diversity in the department. The video will be available online through the city website in a couple of days.
On the issue of crime in Elk Grove, in all categories but one, crime dropped from 2015 to 2016. The only category that increased was rape. Noblett commented that all the rape cases involved known suspects, meaning that none were strangers.
2017 numbers through end of July
Based on reported crime, the first seven months of 2017 show that overall violent crime is down 5% and overall property crime is down 5.6% (when compared to the same time period in 2016).
Violent crime is made up of the following categories: Homicide, Forcible Rape, Robbery and Aggravated Assaults. Homicide is the only category to show an increase (2016 – 0 / 2017 – 2).
Property crime is made up of the following categories: Burglary, Larceny and Motor Vehicle Theft. All of these categories have shown decreases.