Uncensored Civics

David Brauer is a former Journal editor who lives in Kingfield, where he chaired the neighborhood association and farmers market boards. Find him on Twitter @dbrauer.
Dec 17, 2014

Back in July, I wrote about the “Great Southwest Crime Drop” — a startling half-year plunge in robbery, aggravated assault, simple assault, vandalism and motor vehicle thefts to the lowest levels of the millennium. Other major categories, including homicide, were down from 2013.

So how did the trend hold up through the summer, fall and early winter?

With a month left to go in 2014, every major crime category in Southwest’s 5th Precinct remains down from 2013 — and some have plunged faster in the second half of this year.

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