Thursday, July 29, 2010

PGPD Announces 6.3% Drop in Crime at Mid-Year Press Conference

Prince George’s County, Maryland…Prince George’s County Police Chief Roberto L. Hylton, joined by County Executive Jack B. Johnson, announced at a press conference today that crime in Prince George’s County continues to show a downward trend as a direct result of the successful joint efforts between the community, police department, and the media.

Chief Hylton began by stating that since the beginning of the year, the department has continued to display an overall reduction in crime, with violent crime down 11.7% and property crime down by 5.3% versus the same period for 2009. In the category on violent crimes, Chief Hylton reported homicides were down 14.0% and rapes were down by 10.8%. Robberies have shown an overall decrease of 18.3%.

“Our police department coupled with the community, key stakeholders such as Crime Solvers, the media, and commercial business owners, has continued this sustainable reduction in crime. Because of these partnerships, crime continues to be driven down and the quality of life here in Prince George’s County continues to improve,” said Chief Hylton.

“The continued crime reduction throughout Prince George’s County is due to the cooperative efforts of the police department, the citizens, and everybody working together,” stated County Executive Jack Johnson. “I really want to congratulate Chief Hylton and the men and women of our police department for their outstanding work.”

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