Columbia SC has launched "Taking Back Our City"

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The level of crime is not acceptable, Mayor Bob Coble said. "We are declaring war on crime."

There are some good and bad here in the new report from the Columbia Police Department. Overall we are still in better shape than most major citys across the country. But here are the quoted facts.

  • Columbia City Crime

    Overall crime in the city is up 8% to date this year, compared with last year.

    Violent crime

    Homicide: down 23 percent

    Rape: up 42 percent

    Commercial armed robbery: up 63 percent

    Individual armed robbery: up 7 percent

    Commercial strong-arm robbery: down 41 percent

    Individual strong arm-robbery: up 9 percent

    Carjacking: up 180 percent

    Aggravated assault: up 3 percent

    Property crime

    Commercial burglary: up 17 percent

    Residential burglary: up 4 percent

    Autobreaking: up 23 percent

    Larceny: down 7 percent

    Motor vehicle theft: up 26 percent

    SOURCE: Columbia Police Department




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