Bonney Lake Police Department 2013 crime statistics

The Bonney Lake Police Department released its year-end report for 2013.

The Bonney Lake Police Department released its year-end report for 2013.

Every crime is identified in the National Incident Based Reporting System with a variety of data from each incident including the type of offense, information on the victims and offenders along with other details.

In the report, Bonney Lake recorded 1,075 offenses compared to the 1,103 the previous year.

There was an overall drop in the number of recorded crimes with a jump in certain offenses.

Decreases

The most noticeable decrease, according to the report, was the number of reported burglaries. In 2012, 121 cases were reported but last year only saw 91. This resulted in 24.8 percent decrease in one year.

Regarding domestic violence related cases, the number of recorded offenses also decreased in the last year.

In 2012, 90 total cases were reported but this past year the total dropped to 71.

The biggest drop with domestic violence related crimes was simple assault. Since 2009, this has dropped significantly.

It has continued to decrease with 124 reported crimes in 2009. In 2012, 59 cases were reported and this past year had 51 reported simple assault cases.

From 2012 to 2013, the number of offenders arrested for driving under the influence doubled. In 2012, 35 people were arrested and 65 were arrested in 2013. The report notes the 2012 DUI arrests for Bonney Lake were at a five year low and the 86 percent increase could have been a result of new positions created within the traffic unit to crack down on drunk drivers.

Aside from the increase of DUI arrests, other traffic related citations increased.

Increases

Aggravated assault cases increased from 13 in 2012 to 18 this past year, according to the report.

Another increase was motor vehicle theft from 37 cases in 2012 to 51 cases. According to the report, this increase mirrors an increase in motor vehicle thefts throughout Western Washington.

In 2013, the number of collisions increased from 198 in 2012 to a total of 257 reported.

Bonney Lake also saw an increase in injury collisions from 44 to 70 in 2013. However, there were no reported fatal collisions this past year.Larceny, being theft of personal property, saw a 5.7 percent increase from 2012 to 2013. There were 407 cases reported last year compared to 430 reported in 2013.

Vandalism and destruction of property also increased from 184 to 202 reported cases this past year.

Drugs and narcotics offenses saw a 22.5 percent drop from the 71 reported cases in 2012 to 55.

 

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