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October 3, 2013

From Chief Magnus:

Despite increases in crime overall, and especially property crimes, throughout the Bay Area, as of Oct. 1 this year compared to the same time last year, Richmond’s Part I crimes are down just under 5% and note this:
·         Residential Burglaries are DOWN 10%
·         Vehicle Thefts are DOWN 23%

I credit this to the outstanding crime prevention work being done by our residents, working in close partnership with their beat officers, and our Crime Prevention team, led by Michelle Milam.  In addition, our officers and detectives are working incredibly hard to solve these cases and make good arrests.

Thanks to our City Council for supporting several key initiatives that help us reduce crime:
ü  Dedicated district attorneys who work out of RPD and play a key role in helping us prepare the best possible cases, in addition to prosecuting key career criminals
ü  Innovative new programs like Predictive Policing that help us focus our officers’ efforts on key locations where these crimes are most likely to occur
ü  Highly skilled civilian crime analysts who provide us with up to date crime maps, information on key suspects, and highly relevant data on crime trends


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