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.
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
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