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Pueblo crime rate going down

Posted at 4:32 PM, Jan 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-12 18:32:46-05

PUEBLO — The crime rate in the City of Pueblo is going down.

District Attorney Jeff Chostner said during his swearing-in ceremony Tuesday that overall crime has dropped four percent compared to 2019.

Some of the likely reasons for this are behavioral health programs and the public safety tax that was approved in 2017.

"The City of Pueblo hired 25 new officers thanks to the half-cent sales tax to fund that and I absolutely agree additional officers have assisted in doing that," Chostner said.

According to the latest data from Pueblo Police, aggravated assault and vehicle theft saw the biggest increases over the last year. Burglary, larceny, and arson dropped the most.

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