Crime in Village Down 19 Percent

Police chief attributes decrease to residents and officers.

Halfway through 2011, crime in Shorewood has waned 19 percent, compared to last year, according to data released by Shorewood police this week.

Shorewood police compared crime statistics spanning from January to June, with last year's same period.

There were 202 crimes reported during those six months last year with 164 thus far this year. Over seven categories of crime, all except for car theft and rape decreased, though only one rape was reported this year, and three car thefts each year.

Shorewood Police Chief David Banaszynski attributed the decrease to resident support and officers' hard work.

The village reported nine assaults, 11 burglaries and one robbery this year, compared to 12 assaults, 13 burglaries and four robberies last year.

Nearly 85 percent of the crimes reported so far this year were thefts, with 139. Theft has decreased 18 percent; 170 thefts were reported in 2010.

No homicides were reported in either year.

Here's a full breakdown of the crime data:


Year Homicide Rape Robbery Assualts Burglary Theft Car Theft Totals 2011 0 1 1 9 11 139 3 164 2010 0 0 4 12 13 170 3 202
Joe Peterlin August 07, 2011 at 02:53 AM
Thank you to the fine and dedicated Shorewood Police Department!
Kate August 10, 2011 at 02:50 PM
I don't believe that statistic for one second. Is crime only down east of Oakland, then? I rented (yes, one of those scummy renters) at Morris and Capitol for four years and have only seen witnessed increased street and property crime. Wait--you need pretty stats to attract people to live in your overpriced rentals and homes. Sorry for posting. :)


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