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Fayetteville crime down in 2010

Posted January 6, 2011

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— The number of crimes reported in Fayetteville continued to decline in 2010, Police Chief Tom Bergamine said Thursday.

Violent crimes fell by 14.2 percent, including a 7.7 percent drop in so-called Part I crimes that include homicide, rape and robbery, according to preliminary statistics.

Property crimes fell 7.1 percent, and burglaries dropped 8.2 percent, figures show.

The declines follow a 21.5 percent drop in violent crimes and a 25 percent decrease in robberies in 2009, Bergamine said, crediting the cooperation between his officers and Fayetteville residents for the improvements.

"We cannot accomplish our goals alone. We cannot arrest our way out of crime. It takes more than just a professional organization; it takes all of us as a team," he said in a statement. "We have experienced community participation in our city as never before. We must continue to embrace this participation with open arms and continue to work hard at getting more citizens involved in the problem-solving process."


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  • outback1967 Jan 11, 2011

    sober up and do the study again!!!

  • Iworkforaliving Jan 7, 2011

    really? huh. I don't believe it. Someone hit the wrong key on their calculator.

  • gmuny33 Jan 6, 2011

    Great, keep up the good reporting. This is a tribute to family, neighbors, authorities, churches, business owners and friends. All those who get the blame, should also the praise.

  • u stand corrected Jan 6, 2011

    I'd hate to see a bad year. They are in the news daily for some sort of crime. Anyway...

  • TWM Jan 6, 2011

    Fayetteville crime rate down? Could have fooled me....

  • NCStatePack Jan 6, 2011

    Great news!