NEWS RELEASE

 

HUNTSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT

815 Wheeler Avenue      Huntsville, Alabama  35801
 

Mark Hudson
Interim Chief of Police
(256) 427-7001
Harry Hobbs
Communications Relations Officer
(256) 427-7043


 

Huntsville Police Release Tornado Response Crime Statistics

 

 

Huntsville, Alabama (May 5, 2011) Huntsville Police Chief Mark Hudson would like to communicate his appreciation to the citizens of Huntsville for voluntarily complying with the curfew during the tornado response and extended power outage.  He would also like to say how proud he is of our Police Officers and the tremendous job they did in maintaining order and protecting our community. 

Huntsville Police began 12 hour shift operations on Wednesday night April 27th and continued until 0600 May 4th.  Curfew enforcement began on the night of Friday April 30th.


Our Department would like to share a crime and calls for service comparison during our tornado response this year versus the same time frame last year.

 

 

Crime Comparison / Tornado Response

 

                                               1800  4/27/2010                      1800  4/27/2011

CRIME                                   0600  5/4/2010                        0600  5/4/2011            +/-

Arson                                                  1                                              1                      0         

Assault                                                13                                            14                    +1

Auto Theft                                            9                                              6                      -3

Burglary                                              56                                            124                  +68

Criminal Mischief                                 30                                            37                    +7

Rape                                                    3                                              1                      -2

Robbery                                              14                                            2                      -12

Sexual Abuse                                      1                                              1                        0

Theft                                                   84                                            39                    -45

B & E to Auto                                    29                                            20                    -9

 

 

 


Timeline         Date                            # of Burglaries

1800 to 0600   4/27/11 Wed               19

0600 to 0600   4/28/11 Thu                 25       

0600 to 0600   4/29/11 Fri                   21

0600 to 0600   4/30/11 Sat                  13

0600 to 0600   5/1/11  Sun                  20

0600 to 0600   5/2/11  Mon                 12

0600 to 0600   5/3/11  Tue                  14

 

Calls For Service

1800  4/27/10 to 0600  5/4/10             3,809

1800  4/27/11 to 0600  5/4/11             5,368 +1,559, 41%