And whereas the County saw all crime go up between 2000 and 2006 by 8%, in Takoma Park it dropped by 10% during that time. These updated numbers come from our Police Department's crime report out yesterday and earlier ones which I have summarized before.
We still have more work to do in better using technology and in better customer service from our police department. We can do more to address crime hot spots before they get worse. But these are encouraging statistics showing how we compare to the rest of the county.