Crime statistics for Darlington
City of Darlington Chief of Police Danny Watson shared the following statistics for the rate of crime in Darlington:
Of the 11 specific crimes most often looked at, 10 out of 11 are down, or significantly down. Car theft remains the only crime that has risen in 2015, in comparison to last year’s numbers.
Overall, these numbers are nothing less than outstanding news of our overall crime picture. The continued dedication of our patrol officers, criminal investigators and concerned citizens have significantly helped us to continue to reduce crime in our city.
There is little chance of a month or year without crime- however, we will continue to do all that we can to reduce it as much as is possible. Our goal is as it always has been, and that is to continue to make Darlington a safe place to live, work and visit.
Where we are at according to current crime statistics for the year:
Homicide 2014: 1 2015: 0 % is Down
Rape 2014: 3 2015: 0 % is Down
Robbery 2014: 6 2015: 3 % is Down
Burglary 2014: 36 2015: 24 % is Down
Vehicle Theft 2014: 8 2015: 12 % is Up
Larceny 2014: 156 2015: 119 % is Down
Resisting Arrest 2014: 10 2015: 4 % is Down
Theft FM Vehicle 2014: 72 2015: 21 % is Down
Arson 2014: 2 2015: 0 % is Down
Aggravated Assault 2014: 24 2015: 21 % is Down
Simple Assault 2014: 113 2015: 95 % is Down