Yesterday, Kathleen Rick launched her attorney general campaign, touting her record of fighting crime as a prosecutor in Brooklyn and most recently as Nassau County District Attorney.
That quickly led to a search of crime statistics in Nassau County during her tenure, which I wrote about here.
(There were some side debates about how to read the numbers: include pre-Rice crime figures as a “benchmark” or only look at the years since she took office? Also, what’s the significance of higher crimes / arrests being reported? Better policing? Poorer preventative measures?)
Anyway, here’s a bit more about crime in Nassau.
Total crime: up 3.5 percent. (735 more crimes reported)
Violent crime: up 8.1 percent (184 more incidents reported)
Murder: up 7.1 percent (2 more murders committed)
Forcible Rape: up 25.7 percent (19 more incidents reported)
Robbery: up 5.7 percent (64 more incidents reported)
Aggravated Assault: up 9.4 percent (99 more incidents reported)
Property: up 3.0 percent (551 more incidents reported)
Burglary: down 1.8 percent (46 fewer incidents reported)
Larceny: up 3.4 percent (492 more incidents reported)
Motor Vehicle Theft: up 7.3 percent (105 more incidents reported)