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Spike in Crime?

By Kerri Provost

February 01, 2012

It has been reported that a sharp increase in crime is the reason for the controversial discussions about possible security measures at Trinity College .

Statistics provided by the Hartford Police Department suggest a slight increase rather than spike in crime for the district this campus is in:

From 2010 to 2011, crime in certain categories decreased: larceny and auto theft.

In other categories murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, there was an increase. In total, crime increased 1.7% from the previous year in this district.

According to the table above, crime in the Southeast District is down by 16.8% from 2009 and 24.5% from 2007.

Trinity College, located in the Barry Square neighborhood, is part of the Southeast District; the Southeast District also includes Downtown, Sheldon/Charter Oak, South End, and South Meadows.

Reprinted with permission of Kerri Provost, author of the blog RealHartford. To view other stories on this topic, search RealHartford at http://www.realhartford.org/.
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