At Monday's Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, Roth delivered his State of the City address and stated 91 percent of crime in the city is theft/shoplifting. However, the number of juvenile crimes dropped 29 percent from 2011 and the number of drug-related crimes dropped 49 percent.
The number of calls coming into the police department also dropped by 8 percent, Roth said. The department received 60,582 calls, and those range from something as simple as locking keys in the car to crimes.
Car accidents went up 8 percent in 2012.
In the Detective Bureau, investigators worked on 82 felony cases and had a 62 percent solve rate, Roth said. That's up from a 55 percent solve rate in 2011, and there are only two full-time detectives working in the department.
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