In 2012 the solid orange line represents the reported aggravated assaults which was reported in error. The dotted orange line in 2012 represents the actual numbers. However the numbers are still higher than the state average in 2012. The reasons for the spike in aggravated assaults appear to be drug and domestic violence related.
The Westminster Police Department has put in place a Narcotics unit and increased visibility in the community through it's community policing program. There has also been a educational effort on Domestic Violence in our area. All these efforts combined are an attempt to bring our aggravated assaults down.