Orlando police have released new statistics showing that crime is slightly down in the city.
Mayor Buddy Dyer and Chief Paul Rooney were present for the announcement today. Police say overall crime is down five percent. Violent crime; including sexual assault and murder are down seven percent.
Chief Rooney credits aggressive police work for the downward trend. "truly getting out there in the hot spots and trying to stop these individuals when they do commit crimes, not only that, also intelligence-led policing," said chief rooney. "we know who's committing a lot of these crimes. we're not going to wait for them to commit the crime, we're going to target the individuals."
There were 19 murders last year; according to police that is 30 percent less than in 2012.
Detectives say this year, they will be more aggressive in fighting car and cell phone thefts, which were up last year.