Crime Soars Upward in May

The crime report for May (includes Frankford and Bridesburg) is finally in and it’s not good.  Total incidents was 213 which is the highest it has been in the 6 months we have been tracking it.  Average per day was 7.1.  The only good news is that there is a seasonal increase in crime.  Everybody like good weather, even the criminals.

Compared to May of 2014 its not far off.  The other good news is that there were no homicides.  Details are below.  (Thanks to Jamie Fader from Temple’s Department of Criminal Justice for enlightening me on the seasons of crime.)

Dec-14 Jan-15 Feb-15 Mar-15 Apr-15 May-15 May-14
Aggravated Assault Firearm 5 12 2 8 5 5 8
Aggravated Assault No Firearm 17 11 12 19 14 26 25
Burglary Non Residential 4 5 3 3 4 11 7
Burglary Residential 14 15 9 17 19 12 31
Homicide 0 1 0 3 0 0 0
Homicide – gross negligence 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Motor Vehicle Recovery 26 15 16 29 24 32 21
Motor Vehicle Theft 13 16 11 4 5 8 11
Rape 7 4 2 3 4 5 0
Robbery Firearm 22 12 13 11 8 8 9
Robbery no Firearm 6 17 13 12 20 19 9
Theft 49 36 32 45 37 78 61
Theft from Vehicle 21 19 9 17 17 9 23
Total 184 163 123 171 157 213 206
days 31 31 28 31 30 30 30
Average per day 5.9 5.3 4.4 5.5 5.2 7.1 6.9