Serious Crimes Up In Frederick

There was an increase in rapes and robberies.

FREDERICK, MD (DG)-Serious crimes have increased slightly in Frederick City.

On Tuesday, Frederick City Police released statistics that showed the increase was minor. There were 1,749 part one crimes reported in 2015 compared to 1,755 reported last year.


Part one crimes are incidents reported to the FBI that include homicides, rapes, robbery, aggravated assaults, burglaries, thefts, and stolen vehicles.

Homicides, aggravated assaults, burglaries, and stolen autos all decreased last year, but rapes, robberies, and thefts were up from 2015.

Total arrests were up last year compared with the year before. Frederick City police made 4,748 arrests last year, compared with 4,411 arrests reported at the end of 2015.

By:  Dianah Gibson