The Farmington Police Dept. responded to 17,502 calls for service in 2013. We had a 10% increase in calls for service from 2012 and a 38% increase in calls for service during the past ten years.
From the calls for service the police dept. generated 3,583 incident reports, approximately 10 per day. A large number of incident reports require follow up investigations and additional supplemental reports.
The police department made 1,312 arrests, which is roughly 3.5 per day.
The police department responded to and investigated 726 motor vehicle crashes (both on the roadway and private property). This resulted in a 7% increase from 2012.
The police department issued 3,022 traffic summons, 3,551 traffic warnings, 254 parking citations and investigated and took the appropriate action on 178 nuisance violations.
The police department made 112 DWI arrests and 40 other alcohol related arrests.
The police department investigated 99 drug related incidents and from those incidents 145 arrests were made.
Crime is generally broken down into two categories; Crimes against Property and Crimes against Persons. Crimes against property such as Stealing (F/M combined), constitutes approximately 68% of our overall crime statistics. These types of crimes are generally “crimes of opportunity.” These crimes would decrease if citizens would pay closer attention to personal belongings by locking their residences and vehicles.
Serious crimes against persons such as homicide, rape and robbery, continue to be less than 2% of our overall crime statistics.
There were zero homicides reported in 2013, seven reported rapes, five cleared by arrest or request for prosecution, the remaining two were unfounded due to the victim failing to cooperate, or prosecute. In all seven reported rapes, the victim new the assailant, there were no random acts of violence. There were three reported robberies. One was cleared by arrest, one remains active and one was determined to be unfounded.
The police department investigated 99 drug related incidents and from these investigations 145 arrests were made. Marijuana was the most prevalent drug abused, although we had several incidents involving prescription medications, methamphetamine, heroin and synthetic drugs such as; K2 and bath salts. The police department located and dismantled seven meth labs, five residential and two mobile labs. The police department participated in two drug take back programs and collected over 1200 lbs of unwanted prescription medications. The police department responded to 16 drug overdose incidents three which resulted in death.
In summary, history has shown that crime in the City of Farmington does not increase significantly on a year to year basis. We do see slight increases and decreases in specific crime categories. Crimes against property, especially theft, is a concern, but it is a “crime of opportunity,” we can minimize the opportunity by locking the doors to our homes and vehicles. And finally, Farmington continues to be a safe community to live in. Year after year, serious crimes against persons such as homicide, rape and robbery, continue to be less than two percent of our overall crime statistics.