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'06 saw dizzying rise in Hub City crime

Hattiesburg police have released the latest crime numbers and here are the statistics for 2006: 

 

Hattiesburg Crime Statistics: Part I Offenses

Crime                           2005                2006                Percentage

Homicide                               5                      12                       +140%

Rape                                   29                      29                             0%

Robbery                              75                    126                         +68%

Aggravated Assault            74                       71                           -4%           

Burglary-Commercial         306                     376                        +23%

Burglary-Residential          445                     444                            0%

Larceny-Grand                  269                      341                        +27%

Larceny-Auto Burglary      358                      494                        +38%

Auto Theft                         169                     264                         +56%

Arson                                  13                        21                        +62%

TOTALS:              1743                 2178               +25%                     

 

Hattiesburg Crime Statistics: Part II Offenses

Assault-Simple                         -13%

Larceny-Petit                            -32%

Forgery                                    -38%

Fraud                                       -42%

Embezzlement                         +84%

Vandalism                                -14%

Weapons                                  +18%

Sex Offenses                            +29%

Narcotics                                    -1%

Family Domestic                         -12%              

Liquor/Alcohol                            -48%

TOTAL:                          -19%

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