Thursday, July 13, 2006

Violent crime drops in Solano County

Violent crime drops in Solano County - Arson up, rape, robbery, assaults down

Violent crime dropped 28 percent in Solano County, leading an almost across-the-board drop in crimes from 2004 to 2005, according to preliminary state Department of Justice figures. Solano County far outpaced statewide crime statistics. Violent crime dropped 4 percent statewide from 2004 to 2005....

The biggest decrease in Solano County came in aggravated assaults, which dropped from 1,346 to 889, 34 percent. The only increase came in arsons, which jumped from 125 to 152, a 21.6 percent increase....

Property crimes also dropped in Solano County, decreasing from 6,830 in 2004 to 5,657 in 2005, a reduction of 17.2 percent. Burglary led the downward trend, dropping from 2,704 to 1,997, a 26.1 percent decrease. Car theft dropped 12.4 percent and theft over $400 went down 10.2 percent....

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