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San Diego’s violent crime rate down in 2018

Posted at 1:27 PM, Dec 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-19 16:30:18-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- San Diego’s violent crime rate fell in 2018 while the city’s overall crime rate rose.

According to an early report from the Brennan Center for Justice, San Diego’s violent crime rate fell by 0.7 percent.

Overall, however, crime is up. San Diego’s crime rate rose by 3.4 percent from 2017 to 2018.

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The report looked at the Nation’s 30 largest cities. While San Diego’s overall crime rate was up, most other large cities saw a major reduction in crime.

New York City saw a nearly 2 percent decrease in crime while Los Angeles saw a 3.3 percent reduction.

Meanwhile, Chicago, a city known for its crime, saw a 9.5 percent increase in crime. In contrast, San Francisco saw a 9 percent decrease in crime.

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Fort Worth, Texas saw the biggest reduction, falling more than 12 percent in the overall crime category and 10.6 percent in the violent crime category.