There was an increase in crimes reported in Sacramento last year compared to the year before. Larceny and burglary had the largest increases, followed by robbery and aggravated assault. Police Sergeant Andrew Pettit says the department has been tracking the trends, "Management meets together on a weekly basis looking at crime trends, looking at specific areas in the city where crime has increased and where it's decreased and try to pinpoint why those results happen."
The department has been charting recent crimes and crimes from previous years by when and where they were committed and then allocating officers accordingly. The number of homicides and rapes was down slightly.