Ripon marks nearly 20 years without a homicide in the city

Crime rates in Ripon in the first three months of 2022 were relatively close to where they were a year earlier, according to data released this month by the Ripon Police Department.

According to a statement from the agency, the city has seen one less Part 1 crime – homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, robbery, robbery and arson, all of which are reported to the agency. FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Index – via late March of this year than in 2021.

The biggest category drop, according to the agency, was in simple assaults – Ripon saw seven fewer in the first three months of this year compared to last year – while there were six more robberies. compared to the same period the previous year.

Ripon hasn’t had a criminal homicide in almost 20 years – a streak that was nearly cut short last year when a 30-year-old man from Manteca was arrested for attempted murder after a shooting on the avenue Milgeo. Kevin Lawrence Jones has been held in San Joaquin County Jail since October for the shooting and is not expected to return to court until June.

While the COVID-19 pandemic has skewed data across the spectrum, including crime statistics, Ripon’s 2021 crime totals were slightly elevated compared to the last full year of data before the start of the pandemic.

But even though some categories saw increases, things like vehicle theft, burglary, and theft — also known as larceny — were down in 2021 compared to calendar year 2019. Even with the six additional theft cases through March this year compared to last year, Ripon is still below the city in 2020 and beyond.

Every month, Ripon Police release a map with plots for each of the Type 1 crime categories that have been recorded over the previous 30 days – giving residents a chance to see up-to-date information on crime and where it is. happens in the community.

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