According the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Uniform Crime Reports (UCR), Part I crime has dropped for the fourth year in a row in New Castle. The FBI classifies crimes into two categories: Part I crime and Part II crime.
Part I crimes include:
MURDER, RAPE, ROBBERY, ASSAULT W/WEAPONS, BURGLARY, MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT, ARSON, LARCENY
The UCR show that Part I crimes has reached a high in 2011 with 1,563 reported incidents and has dropped each year since down to 847 reported incidents in 2015.