Mid-year stats show crime down in Cheyenne

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (RELEASE) – The Cheyenne Police Department (CPD) releases mid-year crime data that shows crime is down 13% across the city of Cheyenne.

The semi-annual analysis contains data that was collected from January 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022 and compared to the same period in 2021.

As recommended by the FBI, CPD data collection conforms to the National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS). The FBI has made the nationwide implementation of NIBRS a top priority for law enforcement to gather more useful statistics, promote constructive discussions, measured planning, and informed policing.

The data is derived from NIBRS “group A offences” which do not distinguish between felonies and misdemeanors. Offenses are categorized into crimes against property, crimes against persons and crimes against society.

To learn more about the crimes included in these categories, visit: https://www.fbi.gov/file…/ucr/nibrs-quick-facts.pdf/view

According to Cheyenne Police Department data compared over the time period shown:

• Property crimes decreased by 18%

• Crimes against persons decreased by 8%

• Crimes against society increased by 7%

• Overall crime is down 13% in the city of Cheyenne

Crimes against property:

Burglary/breaking and entering incidents in the city decreased in 2022. At 108 incidents, the category was reduced by nearly half from 208 incidents in 2021.

Theft of motor vehicle parts decreased by 48% – this category includes the theft of catalytic converters from vehicles. At 89 incidents in 2022, it is down from 172 compared to the same period last year.

Motor vehicle theft incidents decreased by 35%. A category including property damage and destruction, as well as vandalism, also saw a 26% drop, from 407 incidents in 2021 to 303 in 2022.

Most categories related to larceny/theft also saw declines in 2022.

An increase in fraud cases was recorded in 2022. Counterfeiting and falsification increased by 82%, from 22 incidents in 2021 to 40 incidents this year. Credit card fraud and ATM fraud also increased by 39%.

Crimes against persons:

Violent crime rates in Cheyenne remain low. Aggravated assault decreased by 38%, from 68 incidents in 2021 to 42 in 2022. Intimidation and common assault offenses also decreased slightly.

The number of homicides has also been reduced, there were 4 in 2021 and 0 in 2022.

Crimes against society:

Drug and narcotics offenses increased by 9% from 290 incidents in 2021 to 317 in 2022, while weapons law offenses decreased by 14% from 22 incidents in 2021 to 19 in 2022.

This mid-year data follows the 2021 year-end report which was released in May 2022.

Cheyenne Police Chief Mark Francisco attributed the overall decrease in crime to improvements in the criminal justice system in the wake of COVID-19, a proactive policing strategy and a culture of public support for law enforcement. order.

“Public safety is a team effort, and we cannot achieve these improvements without the hard work of partner agencies, community stakeholders, elected officials and our residents. There is still a significant part of the year to go, but I am proud of the tremendous police work that has been done so far and I am confident that this positive progress will continue,” said Francisco. “I am grateful to be the police chief of a city that has such community-wide support for its law enforcement professionals – that support is an essential part of any community. strong and dynamic.

To view mid-year 2022 data, visit: https://www.cheyennepd.org/2022-Mid-Year-Data

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