JACKSON, Mich (WLNS) – Overall crime took a small climb last year in the city of Jackson, but violent crimes showed increases from previous years.
According to statistics released today the murder rate stayed the same in 2015 and 2014.
Three murders were recorded in each of those years.
There were 17 1st degree Criminal Sexual Conduct cases in 2015; in the year previous there were 13 reported. That represents a 31 percent increase.
Robberies were up 46 percent in 2015. 82 were reported last year with 56 in 2014.
Aggravated assaults were up 15 percent in 2015 from the year before. 197 were reported to police last year and 171 the year before.
During 2015 there were a total of 6140 crimes reported. That is a four percent increase from the 5898 crimes reported to Jackson City Police in 2014.
Read the report: The pdf of the Jackson City Police 2015 Crime Stats