Violent crime fell sharply in Gilroy last year, but property crime spiked, according to a recently released FBI report.
Gilroy police reported 159 violent crimes last year, a big drop from the 204 violent crimes reported in 2011. But there were three homicides in Gilroy in 2012, up from just one the year prior.
The number of property crimes in Gilroy skyrocketed last year. There were 1,788 property crimes reported in 2012, compared to 1,382 in 2011.
In 2012, Gilroy had a violent crime rate of 3.2 known offenses per 1,000 residents. The city's property crime rate was 35.7 known offenses per 1,000 people in 2012.
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The numbers were released this week by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which reported a nationwide increase of violent crimes and a decrease of property crimes after compiling crime data from 18,000 jurisdictions in 50 states.
The FBI's Uniform Crime Reports also included the number of police officers in the nation’s police departments. Gilroy had 1.7 sworn officers for every 1,000 residents in 2012.
Note: Some area cities were not included in the report due to underreported data.