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Jun 24, 2016 3:22 PM

Major violent crimes up, property crimes down in Manchester, analysis shows

MANCHESTER — Crime data for the first part of 2016 was released by the Manchester Police Department’s Crime Analysis Unit Friday.

Overall, major violent crime totals are up 14 percent and property crime totals are down 24 percent compared to this time last year.

Forcible rape is up 24 percent, with 42 total so far in 2016. Robberies are slightly down with six fewer reported as of June 22 than at the same date in 2015.

Aggravated assaults are up 26 percent, with 201 total compared to last year’s 159 part 1 tally.

As for property crime: burglaries, larceny and auto theft are all down by around 25 percent. There have been two more arsons than there were at this time in 2015.

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