Cincinnati crime stats show surprising trend

Across the city of Cincinnati crime is down 7 percent and even more in the neighborhoods more traditionally known as being unsafe neighborhoods.

Weekly meetings where police break down crime numbers and try to crack down on an area before it becomes a crime hot spot are a part of the changes the department has made in its policing, and is what is credited in part for the decrease in crime.

What has been seen is a slight increase in crime in some of the city's safest neighborhoods.  The majority of these crimes are property crimes and include car break-ins which can be prevented.

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