GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Grand Rapids Police have released their 2015 report on crime.
Police received 163,324 911 calls in 2015 and made 31,099 traffic stops. They made 10,897 physical arrests during the year.
Overall, crime numbers were down in 2015, even though the new report doesn't compare numbers directly to past years. Chief David Rahinsky says that the new, user-friendly report, focuses more on the partnerships with the community and how they are improving their efforts on the streets.
In 2015, there were 10 murders in Grand Rapids, 97 rapes and 47 arsons. 3,303 cases were assigned to the major case team. The vice unit received 723 tips and recovered seven pounds of cocaine and 36 firearms.
The category that increased the most was for domestic violence. Rahinsky says that they are seeing an increase in the number of people reporting past incidences of domestic violence.