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2005 Station 1 wPatch small.jpg Crete Police Department
Emergency: 9-1-1
1945 Forest
Crete, NE 68333
Phone: 402-826-4311
Fax: 402-826-2180 

Despite the Department’s relatively small size, we devote time and effort to accurately accounting for both the quantity and quality of services provided to the Community. One significant and consistent measurement of law enforcement service relates to the report of and response to criminal behavior over time. The Department’s Crime in Crete series is a comprehensive means of openly sharing this information with all concerned. This page represents a fraction of the material found within the mos recent edition of Crime in Crete (Click on link below).

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Crime in Crete 
Crete Police Department

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Crime in Nebraska 
NebraskaCommission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice

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Crime in the United States
U.S. Department of Justice
Federal Bureau of Investigation


Crime Reporting
To ensure crime data is comparable throughout the nation, the U.S. Department of Justice has identified particular crimes to be counted, under exacting definitions, by every law enforcement agency in America. These are called Part I Crimes and include the violent acts of Homicide, Forcible Rape, Robbery, and Aggravated Assault and also the property crimes of Theft, Motor Vehicle Theft, Burglary, and Arson. Individual law enforcement agencies, including the Crete Police Department, report these crimes and other information to their respective States. The Nebraska Crime Commission and the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics consolidate and publish this data as Uniform Crime Reports (UCR).

Crime in Crete
Click on the Crime in Crete link above.

Reported Part I Crimes 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Property Crimes 228 174 201 224 178
Violent Crimes 11 9 5 28 14
Totals

239

183

206

252

192


Violent Crime
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Part I Violent Crimes 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Homicide 0 0 0 0 0
Forcible Rape 1 2 0 3 4
Robbery 2 0 0 2 0
Aggravated Assault 8 7 5 23 10
Totals

11

9

5

28

14


Violent crimes such as sexual assault, abuse/neglect, simple assault, and others do not meet the criteria for Part I crimes: However, the Department responds to and investigates these as well.

Other Violent Crimes 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Simple Assault 96 75 90 97 95
Abuse / Neglect 56 47 46 65 68
Sexual Assault 5 10 7 21 11

Property Crime
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Part I Property Crimes 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Burglary 25 22 33 52 32
Larceny - Theft 196 146 158 163 137
Motor Vehicle Theft 6 5 8 9 6
Arson 1 1 2 0 3
Totals

228

174

201

224

178


Property crimes such as criminal mischief (vandalism), Theft by deception (fraud), forgery, and others do not meet the criteria for Part I crimes: However, the Department responds to and investigates these as well.

Other Property Crimes 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Criminal Mischief 119 136 131 190 157
Forgery 15 6 17 8 4
Fraud 6 7 9 10 23
Trespass 26 14 19 31 15

Crime Rate
A community’s crime rate is determined by a ratio of the number of Part I crimes to the number of people within the community during a given year. Changes in either reported crimes or population will cause a community’s crime rate to fluctuate over time. In 2009, Crete experienced 178 reported Part I property crimes and 14 reported Part I violent crimes. The Nebraska Crime Commission estimated Crete’s population to be 6,258 for the year: Therefore, Crete’s crime rate was 30.7 crimes per 1,000 people.

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Crime Rate 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Total Part I Crimes 239 183 206 251 192
Crete Population 6,374 6,342 6,345 6,292 6,258
Crime Rate

37.5

28.9

32.5 

40.1

30.7


Calls for Service
The Department is responsible for much more than investigating Part I crimes. We work to proactively target the root causes of crime, maintain order, and provide a variety of other services to the Community while working with our many partner law enforcement agencies in Saline County and at the State and Federal level. Most all of our significant actions to meet the needs of the city are documented as Calls for Service.

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Calls for Service 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
  13,949 13,855 15,056 15,095 15,476