This article was originally published in the Burbank Leader on Aug. 28
Reports of most major crimes in Burbank decreased last month, according to city police data, though burglaries continued to see an increase.
The Burbank Police Department received 224 reports of Part 1 Index Crimes in July, down from 236 in May. Thefts, by far the most common such crime in the city, fell from 183 to 160 over the same period.
The department has recorded 1,347 Part 1 Index Crime reports from January through July this year — the lowest total for the year’s first seven months in at least 10 years. In 2020, 1,545 crimes were reported for the same period.
Law enforcement agencies often examine Part 1 crimes — which include murders, rapes, aggravated assaults, robberies, burglaries, thefts and auto thefts — to gauge trends. Continue reading “Reports of Major Crimes Mostly Decrease, but Burglaries Rise”