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Macon, Bibb crime rose in 2013
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Crime in both Macon and Bibb County rose last year, due mainly to increases in burglaries, larcenies and auto thefts.

The Bibb County sheriff's office on Thursday released combined numbers for the city and county for the first time. The sheriff's department and Macon police merged Jan. 1.

The city and county crime figures show:

  • Crime in all of Bibb County rose 3.2 percent.
  • In the city of Macon, reported crimes were up 0.9 percent. There were 64 more crimes.
  • Crime in the incorporated Bibb County rose 10.3 percent. There were 322 more crimes.

Countywide, there were 119 more burglaries, 194 more larcenies and 36 more auto thefts.

Homicides were down in both the city and county last year: The city had 16 homicides in 2013, five fewer than the year before. There were three homicides in unincorporated Bibb County in 2012 but just one last year.

Also, there were more rapes in both the city and county: Overall, there were 63 last year, a 21-percent increase.

MPD OFFENSES

HOMICIDE 2012: 21, 2013: 16, -23.81%

RAPE 2012: 35, 2013: 40, 14.29%

ROBBERY 2012: 245, 2013: 225, -8.16%

ASSAULT/AGG 2012: 313, 2013: 311, -0.64%

ARSON 2012: 56 , 2013: 45, -19.64%

BURGLARY 2012: 1,894, 2013: 2,046, 8.03%

LARCENY 2012: 4,404, 2013: 4,347, -1.29%

AUTO THEFT 2012: 492, 2013: 494, 0.41%

TOTALS: 2012: 7,460, 2013: 7,524, 0.86%

BSO OFFENSES

HOMICIDE 2012: 3, 2013: 1, -66.67%

RAPE 2012: 17, 2013: 23, 35.29%

ROBBERY 2012: 42, 2013: 66, 57.14%

ASSAULT/AGG 2012: 71, 2013: 54, -23.94%

ARSON 2012: 18, 2013: 13, -27.78%

BURGLARY 2012: 516, 2013: 483, -6.40%

LARCENY 2012: 1,648, 2013: 1,899, 15.23%

AUTO THEFT 2012: 183, 2013: 217, 18.58%

TOTALS: 2012: 2,498, 2013: 2,756, 10.33%

Combined

MPD+BSO Bibb Co Bibb Co

HOMICIDE 2012: 24, 2013: 17, -29.17

RAPE 2012: 52, 2013: 63, 21.15

ROBBERY 2012: 287, 2013: 291, 1.39

ASSAULT/AGG 2012: 384, 2013: 365, -4.95

ARSON 2012: 74, 2013: 58 , -21.62

BURGLARY 2012: 2,410, 2013: 2,529, 4.94

LARCENY 2012: 6,052, 2013: 6,246, 3.21

AUTO THEFT 2012: 675, 2013: 711, 5.33

TOTALS: 2012: 9,958, 2013: 10,280, 3.23


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