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Posted on: January 15, 2024

Police Department Releases 2023 Crime Report; Overall Crime Reduced by Nearly 13% from 2022

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The Green Bay Police Department (GBPD) is reporting that crime across the city in 2023 was reduced by nearly 13% from 2022, with the least number of offenses in the last five years.

“I’m pleased to see that our crime reduction efforts are paying off. The decrease in crime in 2023 is the result of our community’s investment in public safety and a tremendous amount of hard work by our officers, detectives, supervisors, and professional staff,” said Chief Chris Davis, Green Bay Police Department.

Last year, the GBPD recorded 6,142 case reports in comparison to 7,056 during the year prior. In 2022, the city of Green Bay had the most reported crime since 2019.

Crime Totals Chart

NOTE: *2023 is calculated with an estimate for December. The full year is not yet verified by IBRS (See Additional Info).

In 2023, crimes against persons fell just over 19% with 1,397 reported cases.

Of those cases, there were six homicides, no change from 2022. Meanwhile, assault offenses decreased by 17%, which includes gun violence. In relation to this, the GBPD had 28 fewer shots fired cases in 2023, which is 48% less in the last three years.

Shots Fired Chart

NOTE: *These numbers do not include intentional self-inflicted or justified shots fired.

Next, crimes against property had nearly 10.5% fewer cases with 3,057 reported in 2023.

We had a decline in theft/larceny cases with 1,124 last year compared to 1,463 in 2022, a 23% difference. The decrease even accounted for an increase in motor vehicle thefts with 285 in 2023 compared to 180 in 2022. There was a reduction in motor vehicle part thefts, which includes catalytic converters and license plates, which were down by 62% from 171 cases in 2022 to 65 in 2023. Also, fewer cases of shoplifting were reported in 2023 with 378 compared to 538 in 2022, a 30% difference.

Lastly, crimes against society dropped almost 12% with 1,688 cases reported in 2023.

We had fewer weapons cases, which could be a felon in possession or concealed carried violations, with 114 in 2023 compared 150 cases in 2022, a 24% decrease. We also saw a 9% decrease in drug offenses from 1,654 cases in 2022 down to 1,503 cases in 2023. We had a 39% increase in overdoses with 172 in 2023 of which 32 were fatal whereas in 2022, we had 124 overdoses of which 31 were fatal.

Overdose Chart


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

IBRS is an incident-based reporting system used by the state of Wisconsin and FBI. For further information, please visit: https://www.doj.state.wi.us/dles/bjia/wibrs-data.


Contact:

Jennifer Gonzalez
Communications Coordinator
Green Bay Police Department
(920) 448-3200
jennifer.gonzalez@greenbaywi.gov

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