Crime in Dayton: Most recent numbers show big drops

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – With local and state law enforcement currently calculating crime numbers for 2018, a look back at the most recent numbers collected in 2017 and 2016 showed drops in almost all categories for Dayton. 

Violent crimes fell 11.2 percent over the period, with property crime falling 17.6 percent.  

The largest drop was in arsons, which fell from 67 in 2016 to 23 in 2017.  

Dayton had 16 homicides in 2016 and 14 in 2017.  

The only increase was in burglaries. In 2016, Dayton had 1,535; that number grew by 10 in 2017 to 1,545.  

(Chart reflects numbers of reported violent crimes, doesn’t exclude crimes that were cleared)

(Chart reflects numbers of reported property crimes, doesn’t exclude crimes that were cleared)

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