The city of Woodstock has seen a four percent drop in serious crimes this year. That's according to figures released by the Woodstock Police Department.
Police Chief Cal Moss reviewed the numbers on Monday with the Woodstock City Council, which covers what the department refers to as Part I crimes, such as murder/manslaughter, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny (from vehicle and other means) and auto theft.
Between Jan. 1 and Sept. 30, Woodstock had 479 cases of these crimes, down from 499 reported during the same time frame in 2012.
The only categories the city saw increases was in the areas of robbery, which inched up from 5 in 2012 to 6 as of Sept. 30; larceny from vehicles, which rose from 63 to 69; and other forms of larceny, which increased from 342 to 346.
While one crime is too many, Moss on Thursday said he and the agency was pleased to see the crime rate drop.
"We appreciate our citizens' commitment to the See Something, Say Something campaign and encourage all who observe suspicious activity to report it to 911," he said. "Together we are making a difference."
See the attached .PDF to review the numbers of Part I crimes.
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