The report on serious crime figures from the Metropolitan Police of Bogota stated in the first 10 months of 2011, 31,699 crimes were reported. In contrast for the same period in 2010 there were 34,914.
The biggest decrease was registered in kidnapping which plummeted by 50%.
According to figures from Medicina Legal there was an 8% reduction in homicide. In the first ten months of the year, there were 113 less murders in 2011, (1,314) compared to the same period in 2010, (1,427).
However the report stated that there was a 10% increase in motorcycle theft from 1,332 to 1,467. The police said that one must take into account the fact that there was an increase in the number of motorcycles on the roads of Bogota.
In 2011, Bogota police apprehended 30,256 people for different crimes.