On April 16 the San Diego Association of Governments released the 2013 crime statistical report for San Diego County. The results showed the countywide violent crime rate dropped 5 percent when compared to 2012, the second lowest rate in the past 30 years; and the countywide property crime rate increased less than 1 percent when compared to 2012.
“The City of Carlsbad’s crime rate generally reflects what is going on countywide and even nationally, just at a lower level,” said Police Department Crime Analyst Cindy Anderson. “It is even more important to note that the violent crime rate decreased in 2013 and remains in the bottom one-third of the county.”
”The City of Carlsbad Police Department uses crime analysis directed policing to combat crime in Carlsbad,” noted Police Chief Gary Morrison. “This is a three tier approach that includes crime analysis, prevention and enforcement.”
Morrison went on to say that community members play an important role in Carlsbad’s crime preventing strategies. Good policing takes teamwork and community members can help by being a good witness, reporting crime and suspicious activity, and removing all opportunities for crime.
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