Manchester Police Chief announces decrease in violent, property crimes
MANCHESTER — The Queen City has seen a decrease in violent and property crimes, according to Police Chief Nick Willard.
Willard tweeted out preliminary numbers showing violent crimes down 9 percent and property crimes down 8 percent.
Preliminary numbers show violent crime is down -9%, & property crime continues to plummet (it was down -25% last year) Proud of MPD's Finest pic.twitter.com/2vSjkwoELZ— Chief Willard (@ChiefWillard) July 9, 2017
Violent crimes included in the statistics are homicide, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault, with a total of 329 from January to June of 2017.
Property crimes included burglary, larceny/theft, motor vehicle theft and arson, totaling 1,492 for the same time period.