Crime level in 2013 was best since the 1980s, police chief says – Rocky Mount Telegram

One of the mantras that guides me each day is, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” The city of Rocky Mount has made considerable progress in reducing crime.

Within the last four years, we’ve had some of our lowest crime totals since the early 1980s.

However, for more than 25 years, our city has had challenges with a disproportionate amount of crime occurrences.

We cannot challenge the findings of the Movoto listing, due to the proprietary algorithms they utilized.

However, we had significant overall crime reduction in 2012, and our 2013 crime reduction progress is noteworthy with a 25.8 percent reduction in aggravated assaults, 16.9 percent reduction in violent crime and a 4.6 percent reduction in Part 1 (property and violent) crime. (Source: Read more)

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