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Bellevue Violent Crime: Increase in Rapes, Decrease in Thefts from 2010, Says FBI

The annual FBI report shows that there were more than twice the number of forcible rapes in 2011 than in 2010, which marks a return to historical numbers, according to the FBI data.

Bellevue had more than twice the number of forcible rapes in 2011 than in 2010, which showed a return to historical reported levels, according to FBI data.

Bellevue also had a decrease in thefts, burglaries, and motor vehicle thefts in 2011 from 2010 numbers, the FBI reported.

However, the city also had one reported murder in 2011 -- , of which Sung Ho Kim was accused --  which was one more murder than in 2010 when no murders were reported.

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The FBI released its 2011 Crime in the United States report for American cities on Monday. The document shows the number of violent and property crimes reported by local police departments, such as the Bellevue Police Department.

Nationally, violent crime fell for the fifth year in a row, dropping 4.5 percent (per 100,000 people) in 2011, according to the FBI. Property crime fell for the ninth year in a row, dropping by 1.3 percent, according to the FBI.

In Washington, the rate of violent crime for Washington’s cities decreased by 6.0 percent (per 100,000 people), andits property crime rate decreased by 3.4 percent (per 100,000 people).

The annual FBI report of Bellevue's crime statistics shows that there were more than twice the number of forcible rapes in 2011 than in 2010 -- 23 in 2011 and 10 in 2010.

However, that increase actually shows a return to historical numbers of reported forcible rapes in Bellevue in the previous few years, according to the FBI data. 

According to the FBI's data, in 2009, there were 25 rapes reported in Bellevue, and in 2008, there were 33.

BELLEVUE

2010

2011

Murder & non-negligent manslaughter

0

1

Forcible Rape

10

23

Robbery

59

58

Aggravated Assault

69

58

Burglary

657

607

Larceny-theft

2,905

2,775

Motor vehicle theft

207

157

-- Table data from FBI

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