According to numbers released by the Stockton Police Department Tuesday, crime numbers within the city are down compared to the same time last year.
The most drastic difference looks to be the number of criminal homicides: in the same time span last year, there were 16. In 2013, there have only been 6 – a 62.5% improvement.
Another drastic change is in the number of forcible rapes: there have only been 18 this year. There were 29 at this point in 2012.
Robberies, aggravated assaults, burglaries and arsons are also down; by 19%, 12.4%, 1.4% and 13.6%, respectively.
Property crimes are slightly up, however. Motor vehicle thefts are up by 5.1% compared to this time last year, while larceny is also up by 3.1%.
It is unclear if the homicide numbers include last night’s deadly shooting along Fox Creek Drive. One 53-year-old man lost his life as a result of the shooting.