The report, released Monday, covers crime, vehicular crashes, and data from the county’s Emergency Communications Center.
The Henrico County Police Division released the department’s 2015 Annual Crime Report this past Monday, tracking the county’s crime statistics across a wide range of data points. The report provides data on crime, vehicular crashes, and Emergency Communications Center metrics.
One notable trend is that the county’s crime rate for 2015 (26.44 per 1000 residents) is the lowest recorded since the county began tracking this number. Additionally, violent crime in Henrico County has dropped 21% since 2012.
Henrico Police Chief Douglas Middleton credits the department’s TEMPO brand (PDF) of policing (Technology-Enhanced Modern Policing Operations) and its ability to allow Henrico police to predict and address crime with the appropriate resources, with this reduction.
“Our efforts to engage citizens through community policing, problem solving, crisis intervention, fair and impartial policing, faith-Bbased programs, and a host of other initiatives has made the difference,” Middleton said. “The Police Division cannot individually take credit for a reduction in criminal activity. The team approach created by the partnerships we have in Henrico County has made the difference.”