Reported forcible rape saw the largest increase from 2012 to 2013, probably because the FBI changed its definition of rape beginning in 2013, Police Department spokeswoman Latisha Stroer said.
A total of 96 burglaries occurred between Dec. 14 and Jan. 20, according to a Columbia Police Department release. In 2012, the Police Department recorded 66 burglaries between Dec. 15 and Jan. 21.
Originally classified as a burglary, the case has been reclassified as a sex offense after further investigation.
An ESPN report released last week has put MU under scrutiny for failing to investigate reports that Sasha Menu Courey, a former swimmer and student at MU, was sexually assaulted by members of the football team. Menu Courey committed suicide in 2011.
Two men entered a woman's room in an MU residence hall early Sunday morning, and one of them assaulted her. They fled after she reached for her cellphone.
The victim was shot at several times while sitting in her car outside the bar. She was not injured, and officers located two bullet holes in the victim's vehicle along with seven shell casings on the ground.
Since Aspen Heights opened in August, Columbia police have received more than 200 calls from the gated community. A forum in February will address the complex's safety.
Jamaar L. Curtis, 31, and Antonio L. Banks, 22, were arrested on suspicion of first-degree robbery, felonious restraint and armed criminal action.
Christopher Kelley, who was found guilty of starting fires in MU's Ellis Library and a Stephens College classroom, was sentenced to more than six years in prison.
Columbia arsonist who set fires to MU's Ellis Library and a Stephens College facility faces a lengthy sentence. Christopher C. Kelley
Two men armed with a handgun forcibly entered a home Thursday in southern Columbia.
Two men stole money and cellphones from the U.S. Cellular store on Grindstone Parkway, police said. No one was injured.
A Boone County Sheriff's Department news release describes an incident where two men entered a residence in the 1800 block of Prathersville Road without permission, after being told a man they knew was inside the residence.
Nothing was taken from the victim and he was transported to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
The victim was taken to a local hospital for a serious knife wound.
A man was hospitalized with a gun shot wound to the shoulder after an armed robbery early Thursday morning in northeast Columbia.
The Boone County Prosecuting Attorney's Office on Jan. 3 issued a warrant for Farrel Gene Pride, 44, for alleged financial exploitation of the elderly.
The man resisted arrest until a Taser was deployed. He was not injured from Taser deployment.
Derrick Copelin is one of three suspects connected to the Jan. 2 death of Dontay Tolston.
Damerian Cheatum, 17, has been charged with two counts of first-degree assault, one count of armed criminal action and one count of unlawful use of a weapon.
Police arrested a 17-year-old suspect for Saturday's shooting that left two men injured.