Naperville’s Crime Rate Drops

Naperville’s crime rate has seen a significant drop.

The Naperville Police Department recently announced that major crime in the area went down nearly 10% from 2012 to 2013, making it the lowest its been since 1987.

Crimes against people dropped at least 7.4%, and property crimes were down 9.8%.

In fact, every category of crime saw a decrease, except for aggravated assault, which rose 3.5%

Despite this summer’s surge in burglaries, the year-end total was still down from previous years

“It’s good policing and its also policing in partnership with our community. Our residents are being very active in calling suspicious activity, and our downtown vendors have been very helpful in decreasing crime downtown,” said Naperville Police Chief Bob Marshall.

Chief Marshall also attributes the decrease to changes in staffing.

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