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LouisvilleKY’s 1st Division sees reduction in some crimes

Story from LouisvilleKY.gov… Louisville – New crime statistics reported by Louisville Metro Police’s 1st Division show a reduction in violent crime since the beginning of the year and over the last 16 months in several areas of the city. Since January 1st, Homicides are down 67% with 4 reported so far this year and Non-Fatal shootings are down 60% for all of the 1st Division. “I am very encouraged to see these crime numbers trending down,” says Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4). “This is welcome news for the people of District 4 and it shows the hard work of officers…

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A slightly bit of better news for LouisvilleKY’s crime rates

Louisville, Ky., – Louisville’s strategy for reducing violence in part by focusing on high-crime areas is showing progress, including a 13 percent reduction in aggravated assaults, 16 percent reduction in burglaries and 29 percent drop in robberies in those communities. Speaking today to Metro Council, Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad also cited a 49 percent increase in arrests over the past three months in the neighborhoods where violent crime has been highest, as well as a 50 percent increase in citations issued; and 58 percent increase in self-initiated police activity. He also noted that police have confiscated 207 guns…