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Motor vehicle theft, robbery, arson down in Baltimore

Baltimore County Police say crime there decreased significantly last year.

County Executive says that of the eight serious crime categories, six saw decreases compared to 2008.

According to the latest statistics: arson has decreased by 22.8 percent, motor vehicle theft decreased by 16.5 percent, robbery by 14.7 percent, aggravated assault by 4 percent, burglary by 2.5 percent, and theft by 0.4 percent.

Police Chief Jim Johnson says crime has gone down because of the hard-working officers in the field, advances in technology and community involvement.

-- WBAL-FM

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 9, 2010; 7:21 AM ET
Categories:  Baltimore , Crime Statistics  
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