Hartford Officials: Crime Down In 2010

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Police Chief Daryl Roberts and Mayor Pedro Segarra announce the year-end crime statistics. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

The number of murders in Hartford declined in 2010.

About 26 percent fewer people were killed, than the year before. 

The numbers come from the final Hartford Police Department’s weekly crime statistics report for 2010.

Thirty-four people were killed in 2009.  Twenty-five people were homicide victims in the year that just ended.

Mayor Pedro Segarra says he is grateful for the work of the police department.

“I will not stop going into the streets, and I will not stop asking for more and more cooperation with my colleagues, until we get to a point where I can truly say there is no crime,” Segarra said.

There were decreases in the number of rapes, robberies, burglaries, larcenies and auto thefts.

The number of aggravated assaults increased.

Police made more arrests for prostitution, but fewer arrests for many other types of crimes.

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