DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - Crime is down in Dayton.
That is the word from the Dayton Police Department where officers compared crime reports from 2012 to 2013.
Year to date, breaking and entering complaints are down 30% in the city, homicides are down 23% and car thefts have dropped 16%.
The new report shows crime in all 10 major crime categories are down.
Chief Richard Biehl said he attributes the drop to an improved relationship between police and community members and special initiatives like CIRGV, that target repeat offenders and help prosecute them to the fullest extent possible.
"I think it certainly does show we're doing something right," said Chief Biehl. "It also tells us to stay the course that our approach and particularly working with the community to address this has been working and is being sustained. We want to keep doing what we're doing because we know it's working".
A tractor-trailer was involved in an accident on westbound Interstate 70 in Preble County.
State police say a truck driver from Ohio has been found dead in the sleeping compartment of his rig after pulling off the Pennsylvania Turnpike during bad weather.
Dayton police detectives are investigating a homicide Sunday night at the newly opened truck stop on Edwin C. Moses Blvd.
The clerk told officers two men with handguns demanded money then ran from the store with an unknown amount of cash.
Health Partners of Western Ohio is sponsoring a week long "Enrollment Blitz" to assist patients and residents in completing applications for Ohio Medicaid and the Health Insurance Marketplace.