Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the Everett Police Department recently released the EPD’s Annual Report, an extensive document that covers the previous year in Everett as it relates to policing and crime. The report is available for public viewing on the EPD website – everettpolicema.com.
In the Annual Report, Everett saw an overall drop in crime within twenty-eight percent over the past five years. This drop in crime is significant, especially viewed in light of a steady increase in documented census population, a number that does not reflect those who did not participate in the census. Taking this population increase into consideration, the amount of crime that took place in the City of Everett per capita is less than in 2002. That year, the City experienced 58.89 crimes per thousand residents – in 2012, that number fell to 52.7 per thousand residents.
“I am pleased to see the five-year downward trend of crime here in Everett,” said Chief Steven Mazzie of the Everett Police Department. “I commend the hard work done by the entire Department – from patrolmen to Captains – in reducing the crime on our streets. We aren’t just working hard, we are working smart to identify and prevent potential crimes and secure areas where we know crime happens.”
The types crime most reduced over the past five years include aggravated assault (-28%); burglary (-27%); forcible rape (-35%); simple assault (-19%); vandalism (-50%); pocket picking (-50%); purse-snatching (-80%); miscellaneous larceny (-29%); theft from motor vehicle (-46%); stolen property offenses (-53%); narcotics violations (-23%); and weapons violations (-11%).
“I am fortunate as Mayor to have strong partnership with Chief Mazzie and the Police Department. We will continue the progress made to ensure that these trends continue. We know that we will never fully rid our City of all crime, but we are going to try. And those efforts are showing results.” said Mayor Carlo DeMaria, Jr.
The Annual Report was drafted by the Everett Police Department Crime Analysis Unit and was based upon data recorded throughout the year by the Department. The data is used to tailor policing activities and also used by the Commonwealth to track crime throughout the region and state.