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FBI releases 2011 crime data, Lombard shows increase in aggravated assault, otherwise decrease

On Thursday, the FBI released its annual data for crimes in towns, states and regions throughout the United States. This information reflects only the crimes that are know to local law enforcement agencies and is categorized into violent crimes and property crimes.

In 2011, 58 violent crimes were reported in Lombard with no murders, three forcible rapes, nine robberies and 46 aggravated assaults. Although the total number of violent crimes increased from the reported 53 in 2010, the only crime category to show an increase was aggravated assaults. In 2010 there were 36, compared to 2011’s 46.

The village also saw a decrease in property crimes. 1,067 were reported in 2011 compared to 1,187 in 2010. Thefts consumed the majority of this category, with 963 instances of larceny being reported in 2011. Other crimes included 79 burglaries, 25 motor vehicle thefts and one arson crime.

Neighboring Villa Park experienced decreases in both its violent and property crimes.

In 2011, 23 violent crimes were reported in the village, breaking down to be no murders, four forcible rapes, nine robberies and 10 aggravated assaults. There were 30 violent crimes reported in 2010, and all categories saw decreases except for forcible rapes; only two were reported in 2010, compared to this 2012’s four.

Property crime decreased to 486 in 2011 from 492 in 2010, although there were 71 burglaries — six more than the previous year — and eight instances of arson, while the year prior only had four.

Full charts of the crime data for any towns in Illinois, in other states is available online at www.fbi.gov.

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