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Breaking and Entering Up in 2012

Westborough Police release 2012 statistics.

Westborough Police handled 84 breaking and entering cases during 2012, up from 57 in 2011, according to year-end statistics released by Police Chief Alan Gordon today.

Meanwhile, traffic violations dropped to 615 in 2012 from 660 in 2011.

Overall, 13 of the 23 categories saw increases last year. Ten saw declines.

Besides breaking and entering, the following crimes saw sizable increases from 2011 to 2012:

  • Theft from building: 6 in 2011, 17 in 2012 
  • Larceny false pretenses: 23 in 2011, 47 in 2012 
  • Credit card fraud: 10 in 2011, 22 in 2012

Besides traffic violations, the following crimes saw sizable declines from 2011 to 2012:

  • Intimidation: 52 in 2011, 27 in 2012 
  • Larceny: 151 in 2011, 134 in 2012
  • Drug violations:  61 in 2011, 22 in 2012

The remainder of the numbers are:

  • Forcible rape: 0 in 2011, 4 in 2012
  • Sodomy: 7 in 2011, 1 in 2012
  • Robbery: 2 in 2011, 3 in 2012
  • Aggravated assault: 44 in 2011, 45 in 2012
  • Shoplifting: 17 in 2011, 22 in 2012
  • Theft from motor vehicle: 18 in 2011, 12 in 2012
  • Counterfeit/forgery: 22 in 2011, 26 in 2012
  • Vandalism: 100 in 2011, 104 in 2012
  • Weapons violations: 7 in 2011, 2 in 2012
  • DUI: 58 in 2011, 52 in 2012
  • Protective custody: 28 in 2011, 23 in 2012
  • Family offenses: 7 in 2011, 16 in 2012
  • Liquor law violations: 32 in 2011, 29 in 2012

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