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City announces reductions of crime year to year

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — City officials say there has been a reduction in several crime categories in the first quarter of the year.

Fort Wayne Police Department statistics for the first quarter of the year show a reduction in several areas including homicides, shootings, violent crimes, and property crimes compared to the first quarter of 2018.

“Our proactive public safety efforts are making a difference. The reduction in crime in several key areas is encouraging and helps validate that we do live in a safe city,” said Mayor Henry. “The safety of our residents, neighborhoods, and businesses continues to be at the forefront of my administration.”

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Police Chief Steve Reed also pointed out a need for more officers. He said the number of applications have decreased throughout the past 5-6 years. If you are interested in becoming an officer, please click here.

Louie Tran

Louie Tran is a multimedia journalist for WPTA.

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