FBI report compares Grays Harbor crime between 2010-2011
In a report released this week by the FBI, violent crime in Grays Harbor was up in 2011 compared to 2010, while property crime went down.
Aberdeen saw a growth not only in population, but saw minor growth in aggravated assault, robbery, and forcible rape. By comparison, Aberdeen property crimes decreased by almost 200 cases, the majority being a decrease in theft cases.
Hoquiam saw an increase in forcible rape from 2 in 2010 to 7 in 2011, as well as double their numbers of aggravated assault from 11 to 22. Arson and motor vehicle theft both dropped significantly for the year.
Cosmopolis crimes remained low overall, but did see a decrease in both theft and burglary within the city.
In East County, both Elma and Montesano saw a decrease in their violent crime and burglary numbers. Montesano saw their theft numbers drop by 20 cases from 68-48 for 2011, while Elma saw their motor vehicle theft triple from 5-16 for 2011.
Along the beaches, crime statistics dropped almost across the board. Violent crime within Ocean Shores dropped from 10 cases in 2010 down to only 6 in 2011, and overall property crime from 189 cases in 2010 to 152 last year. However theft cases increased slightly from 92-99. Westport also saw a slight increase in theft from 5o-53.