SUISUN CITY — Major crime in Suisun City dropped 17 percent in 2012, continuing a five-year decline that has seen crime drop by 32 percent since 2007, according to annual crime statistics released Wednesday by the Suisun City Police Department.
Suisun City Police Chief Ed Dadisho said that proactive enforcement by the department’s patrol officers was a key to the city’s success in reducing criminal activity last year.
“We have built a very strong community partnership over the years, and focus our efforts on proactive enforcement in our patrol division, tracking crime trends, aggressively investigating crime and addressing quality-of-life issues through our code enforcement division,” Dadisho said in his report to the City Council.
Reductions in serious property crime led the overall decline, with burglaries dropping by 35 percent and thefts dropping by 18 percent. Violent crime, such as rape, robbery, simple assault and aggravated assault, dropped by 11 percent overall, according to the report.
Three out of eight crime categories rose during 2012 . The number of rapes rose 50 percent from four to six, aggravated assaults rose 23 percent from 26 to 32, and motor vehicle thefts increased by 1 percent, according to the report.
Suisun City police also trimmed the response time to 911 emergency calls by 25 seconds on average, with officers on the scene of an emergency within three minutes of getting dispatched. The average time for nonemergency calls was about four minutes, according to the report.
For more information on the Suisun City Police Department, go to http://police.suisun.com.
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