Bibb County crime slightly rises in 2014

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Bibb County Sheriff David Davis released the 2014 Uniformed Crime Rate totals for Macon-Bibb County. 

The report states homicides are down by one and rapes decreased by seven compared to 2013. Homicide rates for Bibb County are at an eight year low. 

Commercial burglaries and robberies decreased by 26. Residential burglaries are down by 24. Other thefts are down by 19. There were 27 fewer vehicles reported stolen as well. 

Shoplifting and entering autos increased in 2014. Sheriff Davis says this shows mostly nonviolent property crime is the category with the greatest increase. Aggravated assault increased by 32 and personal robberies rose by 72. 

Arson incidents increased by nine since 2013. Most of these structures were vacant, trash dumpsters, and vehicles.
Sheriff Davis encourages Macon-Bibb citizens to stay involved in the fight against crime by joining a Neighborhood Watch or Business Watch group. He adds community involvement this past year has helped deputies solve offenses in all crime categories. 

“We can’t be everywhere all the time and it’s the neighborhood watch groups, it’s the concerned citizens that call us and give us the information on things that happen in their neighborhood that makes all the difference in the world,” explained Sheriff Davis.

He adds he already has special teams of deputies out in the areas where many of the personal robberies are happening. He says he is already seeing a decrease from last year to this year. 

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