Police reported crime statistics, 2013
The police-reported Crime Severity Index (CSI),
which measures the volume and severity of crime, declined 9%
in 2013 compared with 2012. This was the 10th consecutive decline in the
index. The CSI was 36% lower than 10 years earlier.
The traditional crime rate also declined in 2013 compared with 2012,
falling 8%. It continued its long-term downward trend that began in the
early 1990s, reaching its lowest level since 1969. Since 1962, the
traditional crime rate has measured the volume of crime, but does not
take into account the severity of crimes.