Crime Dropping in Stockton

STOCKTON–

With 71 homicides last year, the Wall Street Journal named Stockton one of the most violent cities in the country.

This time last year there were eight homicides. But, so far this year there have been two.

That dropping trend goes for burglaries, aggravated assaults and arson.

Officer Joe Silva believes part of that change is a greater presence of law enforcement.

“Whether it is the Stockton police department, San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Department or a CHP officer, it is making the criminal element very uncomfortable.”

Earlier this year, the city’s partnership with the California Highway Patrol was extended another 30 days, helping them remove more than a hundred guns off the streets and make nearly 900 arrests.

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