El Cerrito police reported 128 violent crimes in 2012. That’s an increase from the 104 violent crimes reported in 2011.
The number of property crimes also increased from 923 in 2011 to 1,022 last year.
In 2012, El Cerrito had a violent crime rate of 5.2 known offenses per 1,000 residents and a property crime rate of 42 known offenses per 1,000 people.
Kensington police reported four violent crimes in 2012. That was up by one from the three reported in 2011.
The number of property crimes there decreased from 93 in 2011 to 85 last year.
In 2012, Kensington had a violent crime rate of 0.8 known offenses per 1,000 residents and a property crime rate of 19.4 known offenses per 1,000 residents,
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 also included the number of police officers in the nation’s police departments.
El Cerrito has 1.7 sworn officers for every 1,000 residents while Kensington has 1.9.
The East Bay average is 1.2 officers per 1,000 residents.