A FBI report released this week shows violent and property crimes were down in Burbank and Glendale last year.
The report mirrors numbers released this January by police officials in both cities, which saw decreases in the number of reported robberies, assaults, burglaries and thefts.
Burbank saw violent crimes drop from 221 in 2010 to 191 last year, according to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report. Property crimes dipped in Burbank from 2,687 in 2010 to 2,555 in 2011.
Violent crimes also decreased in Glendale from 277 in 2010 to 258 last year. Property-related offenses fell in the city from 3,717 in 2010 to 3,452 in 2011.
Glendale police officials attributed the overall crime decrease in their city to increased use of crime-fighting technology and a better relationship with the community.
A number of police operations and crime alerts allowed Burbank police to get a handle on certain crimes, officials said.
-- Veronica Rocha, Times Community News