Glendale is rolling out its latest crime statistics that police say demonstrate real strides in cutting crime, contrary to findings reported in a recent national real estate blog.
Glendale police said the statistics it provided to the FBI in 2013 show violent crimes like homicide, rape, robbery and aggravated assault, for the period of Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2013 showed an overall 19 percent decline from the same time period in 2012.
Police said robbery was down 19 percent and aggravated assault was down 20 percent.
"Violent crimes in Glendale are at the lowest level they've been in the past five years for the same time period," police said in a statement.
Property crimes, like burglary, theft, auto theft and arson, for the period of Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2013 showed an overall 9 percent decline from the same time period in 2012, with even larger increases shown in burglary, down 14 percent, and auto theft, down 15 percent.
Last week, the Movoto real estate blog reported Glendale was one of two Phoenix-area suburbs perched in the Top 10 list of most dangerous suburbs in the U.S.
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