Crime in Janesville may be down

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Stan Stricker
February 18, 2010

Janesville Police Chief David Moore is pleased with the trends shown by the latest crime statistics.

Moore points to a significant drop in the crime rate starting in 2004. He says the most recent six year average for the number of crimes is actually 16% lower than the previous six years. The statistics reflect both violent and property crimes.

He says reasons include an aging population, more career criminals behind bars, and better training and methods used by police officers.

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