Violent and property-related crime decreased in San Diego in the first half of 2008 -- by 2.8 percent and 10.2 percent, respectively -- as compared with the same period a year earlier, according to FBI figures released today.
The improvements resemble trends in several other large cities in San Diego County and across the nation, according to a semiannual report released by the FBI.
Following are figures for reported drops in violent and property offenses, respectively, in other local cities in the FBI study.
- Chula Vista, 7 percent and 14 percent.
- Escondido, 24.5 percent and 4 percent.
- Oceanside, 16 percent and 3.5 percent.
Arson crimes, which the FBI tracks separately from other property offenses, declined in San Diego, Chula Vista and Oceanside -- by 12 percent, 13 percent and 32 percent, respectively -- but increased more than twofold in Escondido, from seven cases to 16.
Nationally, the FBI reported a 3.5 percent decline in violent crime, a 2.5 percent dip in property crime and a 5.6 percent drop in acts of arson for the first six months of 2008, as compared with the same period in 2007.
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