The most notable was the decrease in homicides. There were 16 homicides in Police Sector 2 (which is our sector) in 2008 compared to three homicides in 2009, the lowest number for all sectors in the City and the lowest for Sector 2 in over a decade. This was also the first time Sector 2 didn’t have the highest number of homicides since 2004.
The steepest decline was stolen vehicles, which dropped 20-percent from 851 in 2008 to 678 in 2009. The highest increase was business burglaries, increasing 20-percent from 197 in 2008 to 236 in 2009.