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Violent Crime Down in Stockton


Last year there were 33 homicides by the end of June in Stockton.  This year, there were 12. That’s a more than 60 percent drop, according to the new figures from the Stockton Police Department.  Police say rapes, robberies and aggravated assaults are also down significantly.  

One reason may be a partnership with the California Highway Patrol.  A team of federal agents also spent several months this year in Stockton and arrested nearly four dozen criminals.  The bankrupt city recently received a federal grant to hire more police officers, and has just begun that process.  Stockton’s so-called “Marshall Plan” calls for the hiring of 120 additional police officers eventually.  

Marianne Russ

Former Managing Editor, News

Marianne served as Capital Public Radio’s Managing Editor for News through July 2015.  Read Full Bio 

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