NEWBURGH –The number of serious crimes committed in the City of Newburgh in the first nine months of the year are down.
City Manager Michael Ciaravino said the decrease is significant.
“There is currently a 13 percent reduction in total part-one crime thus far this year as compared to 2016, which also includes an 11 percent decrease in violent crime such as murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault,” Ciaravino said. “There is also a 14 percent reduction in property-related crimes such as burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft. The city is currently experiencing a 61 percent reduction in bullet to body shootings. That is a very, very significant statistic and one we hope continues.”
Ciaravino credited the reductions in crime to the efforts of the police department and the increasingly improved relationships with the community.