Police: Extra enforcement decreases some gun crimes 

Published: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 3:01 PM

A new report from the Dayton police department hails the department’s success after assigning two patrol officers to focus their efforts on the North Main Street corridor.

“The officers work closely with other bureaus within the police department, along with neighborhood leaders and residents, to pursue crime reduction and improved public safety,” according to a release from the city.

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The city said homicide, rape, robbery and aggravated assaults were down five percent, when comparing December 2016 through the first week of April 2017 to December 2017 through the first week of April 2018.

The two patrol officers were assigned to focus on the corridor on Dec. 4 last year, the city said.

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