Pleasanton police reported 49 violent crimes in 2012. That’s a decrease of 10 violent crimes since 2011.
The number of property crimes increased from 1,215 in 2011 to 1,279 last year. In 2012, Pleasanton had a violent crime rate of .6 known offenses per 1,000 residents and a property crime rate of 17.7 known offenses per 1,000 people.
The FBI's Uniform Crime Reports also included the number of police officers in the nation’s police departments. Pleasanton has one sworn officer for every 879 residents, which is better than the East Bay average of 1.2 to every 1,000 residents. The numbers were released this week by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which reported a nationwide increase of violent crimes and a decrease of property crimes after compiling crime data from 18,000 jurisdictions in 50 states.