Statistics show that the Gwinnett Village Community Improvement District has seen a drop in targeted and overall crime for 2012.
This is the fifth consecutive year for decreased crime in Gwinnett Village, which is the largest CID in the state of Georgia and covers parts of Norcross and Peachtree Corners along Jimmy Carter Boulevard, Beaver Ruin Road, Indian Trail Road and the I-85 corridor.
The annual statistics, which were provided by Gwinnett County Police, show declines in 2012 in total robbery, commercial burglary and motor vehicle thefts by 6 percent, 35 percent and 6 percent respectively, according to a news release.
Since the start of the decreasing crime rate in 2007, the number of police incidents has actually cut in half.
"The fact that we have seen these results coming in year after year proves that community initiatives are paying dividends," said Chuck Warbington, executive director for the Gwinnett Village CID. "I can't give enough credit to the law enforcement professionals from Gwinnett County PD and Norcross PD who are working day in and day out to make this a safer community. The strength of those partnerships is truly the reason behind the success we've seen here."
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