The City ofannounced that their year-end crime statistics for 2011 have disclosed a 12% decrease in total crime. While there was a slight increase in the number of robberies, with 9 in 2011 compared to 6 in 2010, most other crimes have decreased. Burglaries decreased by 35% from 2010. There was also a 2% decrease in the number of larcenies committed in Peekskill.
Peekskill Police Chief Eugene Tumolo recognized the dedication and competence of the men and women of his department for the crime reduction and said he was proud of the hard work performed by all of the units within the department.
“Although we will continue to address an increase in any category of crime, the continual decrease in overall crime is indicative of effective policing and tangible improvement of the quality of life in our City,” Tumolo said.
“The downward trend in crime, citywide, and success in improving the overall quality of life and stabilization of our streets and schools is directly attributable to the department’s policing strategies for crime reduction and prevention.”
Tumolo also credited the department’s narcotics enforcement, youth programs, community policing initiatives and traffic safety programs for contributing to the decline in crime and continued enhancement of life in Peekskill.
The above was provided by the Peekskill Police Department.