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.
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