OSBI reveals 2012 crime trends

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Updated: 8/01/2013 11:12 am Published: 8/01/2013 11:11 am

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation completed a preliminary report on the 2012 Index Crime Trends.

This report looks at seven crimes the FBI considers serious, those are ones that would occur regardless of geographical location, likely reported to law enforcement, would affront the moral sensitivities of our society’s rational being, and would occur with sufficient frequency so that counting it would be worthwhile statistically.

The preliminary report tracks murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault as violent crimes.

It also studies burglary, larceny, and auto theft as non-violent crimes.

In 2012, as compared to statistics from the previous year, reported rapes have shown a significant increase.
  • Reported rapes increased nearly 15% from 2011
  • Aggravated assault increased by nearly 4%
  • Murders remained steady at 219
  • Robberies decreased
In the non-violent crime category:
  • Auto theft increased by 4.8%
  • Larceny increased by 2.9%
  • Burglaries in the state decreased by more than 2%
More than 300 sheriff’s offices and police departments across the state participated in this state-mandated program.

OSBI said this crime report helps law enforcement to track trends and, therefore, assign more manpower to areas showing increases. It also aids departments applying for grants and other funding sources to combat increases in specific areas of crime.

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LiberalTulsaX - 8/4/2013 8:12 PM
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Suprised to see burglaries down, you wouldn't know it around where I am. Add extra locks, and fences, and anything that presents an extra obstacle for a burglar to deal with, it might just be the only thing to save your home or vehicle. I swear by fencing in your home and car from the street, because even if they don't realize it a fence presents a psychological barrier as well as a physical one. They know that only certain people are supposed to be behind that fence as well as your neighbors do.

Unwashed Mass - 8/1/2013 12:33 PM
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Hey OSBI, you got a personal invitation from the ACLU to investigate the Caddo County DA, who hired armed robbers to to "drug stops" and steal money from motorists. Didnt see that in your report.....
CRIME STOPPERS is a citizen-supported program that allows people to report criminal activities anonymously.

The Crime Stoppers Coordinator and the Crime Commission Board of Directors determines the amount of awards and ensures payment to those who provide information, and are responsible for raising money to continue their respective programs
To report a crime call 596-COPS or text a tip by following these directions:
  1. Send text to “Crimes” or “274637
  2. Begin your message with “TIP918
  3. Type your tip and hit send
  4. When the text is received, the sender will receive a PIN number within 10 seconds confirming receipt of the information
  5. The tipster will be instructed to call 911 if an emergency or crime in progress is being reported
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