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ABQ Violent Crime Trends in line with Major Cities in U.S. and Canada

The Major City Chiefs Association released its Midyear Violent Crime Survey that shows Albuquerque is experiencing similar trends as large cities across the U.S. and Canada

ALBUQUERQUE – The Major City Chiefs Association released its Midyear Violent Crime Survey that shows Albuquerque is experiencing similar trends as large cities across the U.S. and Canada

According to preliminary data from January to June 2020, most large cities experienced increases in aggravated assaults and homicides as compared to the same period in 2019. Albuquerque reported 162 additional assaults this year, or a 6-percent increase over the same period last year.

Like most other large cities, Albuquerque reported lower rates of robbery and rape, according to preliminary figures. Albuquerque reported a 12-percent decrease in robbery; and an 18-percent decrease in reported rapes.

Nationally, 46 of the 67 largest cities saw a noticeable increase in homicides – an 18% overall spike over last year. 41 of the 67 cities saw increases in aggravated assaults.

“This data is preliminary and will change as more police reports are verified for accuracy,” APD Chief Mike Geier said. “But the mid-year report provides a snapshot of violent crime across the country during a tumultuous period when big cities have been dealing with the Coronavirus and protests.”

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