Myrtle Beach police release Memorial Day weekend stats

MBPD Serious Crimes Statistics 2016

MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) – Myrtle Beach police department sent out a list of stats from Memorial Day Weekend.  This years statistics were compared against the same weekend over the last 10 years.  The numbers show that 2016’s amount of robberies and car thefts have gone down compared to the last 2 years.  Myrtle Beach police believe there is room for improvement.

View full statement from MBPD Police Chief Warren S. Gall here
View full statement from MBPD Police Chief Warren S. Gall here

“We continue to struggle with gun related violence associated with this event.  Of the 6 reports of shooting, our preliminary reports indicate that only 1 was not directly related to the events crowds.” said MBPD Chief Warren Gall.

Gall mentions that weather was a likely factor in the smaller holiday crowd.  Gall says surveillance cameras were useful in leading to arrests.  Police increased their numbers by having the help of 597 additional officers from 34 agencies across the state to help in this years event.  Planning for 2017’s event is already in the works, according to police.

“We will continue to work on improvements to the plan, and we will strive to keep the forward progress going as we seek answers to the on-going issues that are important to this community.” said MBPD Chief Warren Gall.

 

 

 

 

MBPD Serious Crimes Statistics 2016
MBPD Serious Crimes Statistics 2016

Here are some of 2016’s serious crime statistics compared to the last two years.

2016:

Armed Robbery: 1
Strong Armed Robbery: 1
Stolen Vehicles: 10
Homicide: 1

 

2015:

Armed Robbery: 6
Strong Armed Robbery: 3
Stolen Vehicles: 23
Homicide: 0

2014:

Armed Robbery: 7
Strong Armed Robbery: 2
Stolen Vehicles: 21
Homicide: 3

2016 MBPD Motorcycle Rally Statistical Report
2016 MBPD Motorcycle Rally Statistical Report

Here are some of 2016’s non-violent statistics compared to the last two years.

2016:

Use of Force Incidents: 6
Traffic Fatalities:0
Traffic Collisions Reported:138
Case Files (Investigations): 80

2015:

Use of Force Incidents: 6
Traffic Fatalities:1
Traffic Collisions Reported:134
Case Files (Investigations): 85

2014:

Use of Force Incidents: 3
Traffic Fatalities:0
Traffic Collisions Reported:177
Case Files (Investigations): 138

North Myrtle Beach also released their Memorial Day stats. You can find those stats by clicking here.

 

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