A first for Lowest Greenville - Robbery by a moving car

What was originally reported as an attempted kidnapping on Middle Greenville Avenue has turned out to be a robbery. According to the DPD report, the victim stated the suspect, in a vehicle driving on Greenville near Vanderbillt, grabbed him, pulled him into the vehicle window, where he was then held down and robbed of his iPhone, before being pushed out again (at about 1am Sunday morning).

Click here for the police report.

A survey of offenses reported in and around the Lowest Greenville area for two comparable timeframes - August 1, 2011 through November 11, 2011, and August 1, 2012 through November 11, 2012 - shows that crimes against persons and property has decreased about 5%. The survey generally focused on streets about three blocks east and west of Greenville Avenue, from Ross Avenue on the south and Winton Street on the north.

This is NOT a scientific survey, simply a review of data pulled from the DPD Offenses database. For example, some offenses may have been miscategorized at the time of the incident, and therefore are not listed here (this happened in two of the so-called M Street Burglary / Assault cases a few weeks ago). Click here for the survey.

Timeframe

August 1, 2011 through November 11, 2011

and

August 1, 2012 through November 11, 2012

Offenses Reported @ 2011 = 187

Offenses Reported @ 2012 = 164



UCR Category 8/1/2011 to 11/11/2011 8/1/2012 to 11/11/2012 Change 2011/2012
Aggravated Assault 2 6 +4
Assault 17 9 -8
Auto Theft UUMV 11 13 +2
Burglary 39 28 -11
Criminal Mischief 33 17 -16
Murder 0 2 +2
Other Offenses/Investigations 14 17 +3
Robbery 11 5 -6
Sexual Offense 1 2 +1
Theft 59 67 +8
By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville