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Crime Down By 21 Percent in Suisun City (Poll)

According to figures recently released by the Suisun City Police Department, crime has gone down by 21 percent from this time last year. Do you feel safe in Suisun?

The streets of Suisun are safer than they were a year ago, despite the challenges of Realignment, a growing number of violent crimes in nearby Fairfield and sweeping budget cuts that have affected nearly every facet of government in this region.

Still, the is reporting a 21 percent decline in crime which includes burglaries ( down 49 percent from last year) and robberies (down 58 percent from 2011).

It's not all good news in the City of Suisun, however. Auto theft climbed up by 19 percent from last year

What has changed from last year? Chief Ed Dadisho attributes the decline to community groups which have taken a more active role in keeping their neighborhood safe. Events such as this Tuesday's National Night Out help strengthen that bond that law enforcement finds so valuabe.

Dadisho said that the department's proactive law enforcement practices have also played a major role in the reduction of crime. 

“Our patrol officers have been more proactive, arresting so many burglars and other criminals," he said in a SSPD press release. "They are also being much more visible – which deters crimes from even taking place.  Our Code Enforcement officers have been busy cleaning up neighborhoods so they don’t become blight, and our crime prevention and community involvement efforts are paying off because more and more people call dispatch when they see suspicious activity.  Our Dispatchers are also part of this mix because all the calls come through them and they put out that great information that our line officers use to catch the suspect."

Take a look at the stats:


Overall Year-to-Date Part I Crimes     June, 2011 June, 2012 Change Percentage Homicide 1 1 0 0% Rape 3 3 0 0% Robbery 12 5 -7 -58% Aggravated Assault 15 14 -1 -7% Simple Assault 158 141 -17 -11% Burglary 80 41 -39 -49% Theft 204 154 -50 -25% Motor Vehicle Theft 36 43 7 19% TOTAL 509 402 -107 -21%             Year-to-Date Property Crimes      June, 2011 June, 2012 Change Percentage Burglary 80 41 -39 -49% Theft 204 154 -50 -25% Motor Vehicle Theft 36 43 7 19% TOTAL 320 238 -82 -26%             Year-to-Date Crimes Against Persons     June, 2011 June, 2012 Change Percentage Homicide 1 1 0 0% Rape 3 3 0 0% Robbery 12 5 -7 -58% Aggravated Assault 15 14 -1 -7% Simple Assault 158 141 -17 -11% TOTAL 189 164 -25 -13%

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