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Leadership's Comments

By the end of 2012, overall crime rose by 2.5% but there was a more significant reduction in shootings and homicides from the previous year. Shootings were reduced by 20% and homicides went down by 46%. The Maywood Police department continues to look for innovative ways to work with the residents to achieve the goals associated with maintaining a safer community.

The Maywood Police Department continues to be progressive and effective in making the community safer by hosting regular meetings with the community to address their concerns where the issues are law enforcement related. These meetings fall under Maywood Alternative Policing Strategy (MAPS). Some of the very positive outcomes from the MAPS program are the strong bonds and positive relationships formed between the officers and the residents.

An Overview of Reported Activity in 2012

Total Crime

Period 2011 2012
Amount Amount Change
 Crime 1189 1219 2.5%
 Arrests 101 61 -40%

Assessment:
Maywood experienced a modest increase in total crime in 2012. During the year, criminal activity rose by less than 3 percent.
Arrests were down by 40 percent in 2012 compared to arrests the year before.

Analysis of Reported Activity by Category in 2012

Aggravated Assault / Battery

Period 2011 2012
Amount Amount Change
 Crime 120 118 -1.7%
 Arrests 14 6 -57.1%

Assessment:
Incidents of aggravated assault / battery in Maywood decreased nearly 2 percent in 2012, with 118 incidents compared to 120 incidents reported in 2011.
Arrests for aggravated assault / battery in Maywood dropped by 57% percent in 2012 compared to arrests for similar incidents the year before.

Arson

Period 2011 2012
Amount Amount Change
 Crime 8 9 12.5%
 Arrests 0 1 100%

Assessment:
Incidents of arson in Maywood rose by one in 2012 to nine; however the additional incident represented a 13 percent increase for the year.
Arrests for arson rose from zero in 2011 to one in 2012, which represented a 100 percent increase over arrests in the prior year.

Burglary

Period 2011 2012
Amount Amount Change
 Crime 357 390 9.2%
 Arrests 17 18 5.9%

Assessment:
The number of burglaries in Maywood jumped from 357 in 2011 to 390 in 2012, reflecting a 9 percent increase for the year.
Arrests for burglary rose by 6 percent from 17 in 2011 to 18 in 2012.

Criminal Sexual Assault

Period 2011 2012
Amount Amount Change
 Crime 15 27 80%
 Arrests 3 0 -100%

Assessment:
Incidents of criminal sexual assault nearly doubled in Maywood in 2012 compared to 2011. There were 27 incidents reported for 2012 compared to 15 in 2011, reflecting an 80 percent increase.
Arrests for incidents of criminal sexual assault fell from three in 2011 to zero in 2012.

Murder

Period 2011 2012
Amount Amount Change
 Crime 13 7 -46.2%
 Arrests 9 3 -66.7%

Assessment:
In 2012, murder in Maywood fell to nearly half the level reported for 2011. There were seven murders in Maywood in 2012, compared to 13 in 2011 --reflecting a 46 percent decrease for the year.
Arrests for murders fell sharply from nine in 2011 to three in 2012. The decline in arrests in 2012 represented a 67 percent drop compared to murder arrests the year before.

Motor Vehicle Theft

Period 2011 2012
Amount Amount Change
 Crime 90 110 -22.2%
 Arrests 7 1 -85.7%

Assessment:
Motor vehicle theft rose by 22 percent in Maywood in 2012, with reported incidents jumping from 90 in 2011 to 110 in 2012.
Arrests for motor vehicle thefts were down by 86 percent in 2012 with only one arrest reported for the year compared to seven arrests the year before.

Robbery

Period 2011 2012
Amount Amount Change
 Crime 93 89 -4.3%
 Arrests 5 8 -60%

Assessment:
Reported robberies in Maywood declined from 93 in 2011 to 89 in 2012, which represented a 4 percent decrease over the year.
Arrests for robberies were up by 60 percent in 2012, with eight arrests reported for the year compared to five arrests in 2011.

Theft

Period 2011 2012
Amount Amount Change
 Crime 493 469 -4.9%
 Arrests 46 24 -47.8%

Assessment:
Theft in Maywood decreased by 5 percent in 2012 to 469 incidents compared to 493 incidents the year before.
Arrests were down by 48 percent in 2012 with 24 arrests for the year compared to 46 arrests in 2011.