Lafayette and Orinda both experienced a rise in violent crimes in 2012, though both Orinda and Moraga had fewer property crimes than in 2011.
According to figures released this week by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Moraga had fewer violent crimes and property crimes in 2012 than in 2011. There were six violent crimes in Moraga in 2012, three less than the previous year. There were 152 property crimes in 2012, 20 less than in 2011.
Orinda had seven violent crimes in 2012, three more than in 2011. But there was a decrease in property crimes; 216 in 2012, eight less than the previous year.
Lafayette experienced a rise in both violent and property crimes. The number of violent crimes more than doubled, from nine in 2011 to 21 in 2012. There were 319 property crimes in 2011 and 421 in 2012.
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.
The FBI's Uniform Crime Reports has data for cities and counties throughout the country.