Cleveland Heights crime rates continue slide in first quarter of 2015

All violent crimes and all property crimes reported during the first three months of each year, since 2011.

Data for the first quarter of 2015 shows a continuing decline in crime in Cleveland Heights across most categories. The summary data for the period January through March was released by the Cleveland Heights Police Department in mid-May, and represents all so-called "Part I" crimes, which are serious offenses as defined by the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting system.

In the first three months of the year, total violent crime was down 50 percent from the same period last year, and was 70 percent below the peak year of 2012.

Property crime was down in the first three months by 25 percent compared to the same time last year, and down 51 percent from the 2012 peak.

"The first part of the year tends to be quieter because of the weather. Our busiest seasons are still ahead of us," said Police Chief Jeffrey Robertson. "But this has been a good start."

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Bob Rosenbaum

Cleveland Heights resident Bob Rosenbaum is co-chair of the Heights Observer Advisory Committe, and is responsible for its advertising sales and market development.

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