wtopstaff January 25, 2012 7:06 pm01/25/2012 07:06pm
Despite population growth in the city of Frederick, violent crime has dramatically decreased.
WASHINGTON — The crime trend in most metropolitan areas follows that as population rises, so does crime. But that’s not the case in city of Frederick.
The population in Frederick has grown 60 percent in the last 20 years, making it Maryland’s second most populous city.
However, its crime rate has decreased dramatically, said Frederick Police Chief Kim Dine.
“Overall, crime in the city, once again, was down 3 percent compared to the year before,” Dine said.
The statistics come from 2011’s Uniform Crime Report, which is submitted annually to the FBI, Dine says. While the statistic may not sound like much, when broken down, it indicates a considerable drop in violent crime such as murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault — all which are down by 31 percent.
Dine gives credit to his officers and the people who live in Frederick.
WTOP’s David Burd contributed to this report. Follow David and WTOP on Twitter.