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First Quarter MPD Data Released

The number of reported crimes dropped during the first quarter of 2011. Data could still fluctuate as cases are investigated, or new reports come in, but for now the number of person crimes recorded for the first 3 months of 2011 stands at 488. That compares with 595 for the first quarter of 2010.

First quarter property crimes also dipped: 2259 in 2011, 2606 in 2010.

Madison Police Chief Noble Wray says citizens should not to read too much into short-term numbers, indicating it is best to analyze trends over larger segments of time.

First quarter numbers, comparing 2010 to 2011, are as follows:

Person Crimes:
Assault: 2011=440 2010=548
Homicide: 2011=0 2010=1
Sex Offenses -Forcible: 2011=47 2010=45
Sex Offenses- Non-Forcible: 2011=1 2010=1
Total Person Crimes: 2011=488 2010=595

Property Crimes:
Burglary: 2011=231 2010=384
Damage to Property: 2011=428 2010=476
Fraud: 2011=232 2010=230
Motor Vehicle Theft: 2011=62 2010=86
Robbery: 2011=61 2010=78
Theft: 2011=1245 2010=1352
Total Property Crimes: 2011=2259 2010=2606

Society Crimes:
Drug/Narcotic: 2011=329 2010=326
Weapon Violations: 2011=38 2010=46
Total Society Crimes: 2011=367 2010=372

Grand Total: 2011=3114 2010=3573

Reducing crime, and making Madison the safest city possible, is a collaborative effort, and the MPD is proud of its relationship with many community partners. The department is committed to pro-active, trust-based, problem-solving policing, and the men and women of the MPD will continue to look for new and better ways to work with the citizens of Madison.


  • Joel DeSpain, 266-4897