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Newburg area sees decrease in overall crime for 2012 according to LMPD 6th Division

Friday February 8, 2013

Immediate Release:
Democratic Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137 / 526-3622

Louisville – When Louisville Metro Police closed out 2012, the Newburg area had some very good news in the crime statistics: no murder for the year and overall crime is down in the community.

“I am very encouraged by the statistics,” says Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin (D-2). “When the community becomes involved with our police officers then we will see decreasing numbers like these.”

Crime Statistics from the LMPD 6th Division show Beat 3, the Newburg area, with a slightly better decrease in overall crime in the district compared to 2011. While property crime and burglaries were up, violent crimes were down. The Newburg area saw no murder in 2012.

The statistics break down as follows:

Categories 6th Div.       Beat 3

Overall -14.2%              -14.3%

Property -15.3%           -13.3%

Violent -10.3%              -17.2%

Residential Burglaries -9.8%     -6%

Homicide -50%              -100%

Assaults -8.3%              -11.7%

Robberies -4.6%            -17.9%

Shanklin says the Newburg area continues to improve its relationship with LMPD.

“The key to our success is through Major Donald Burbrink and Sgt. Clayton Elliott of the Sixth Division. These LMPD officers have made the commitment to our community by meeting with residents on the third Tuesday of every month,” says Shanklin. “They listen to concerns of the community and the community in turn has developed a solid trust which is reflected in our efforts to lower these crime rates.”

Shanklin adds as a result of this relationship, 16 new Blockwatch programs have recently begun in the Newburg area.

Barbara Shanklin (D) 2