FBI Statistics Show That Anaheim is Safer

The number of violent crimes in Anaheim decreased last year, according to statistics released today by the Federal Bureau of Investigations.

The number dropped from 1,423 to 1,312.

“It never comes as a surprise to us because we are reviewing numbers and trends year round,” Sgt. Rick Martinez told the Orange County Register. “Some might assume with the bad economy that crime might be on the increase, but we’ve seen that’s really not the case.”

Added Deputy Chief Craig Hunter: “In an ongoing effort to prevent crime, the police department has created important partnerships with the community that have contributed to the continued reduction in crime. The FBI’s numbers illustrate the impact we can have when we work together.”

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