Suffolk police announce countywide drop in crime

According to the police department, violent crimes dropped

According to the police department, violent crimes dropped 8.5 percent between 2011 and 2013, with a 19 percent drop just last year. They report that property crimes are also down. (June 18, 2014 6:58 PM)

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Police Chief James Burke say there was a steady decline in the overall percentage of countywide crime over the past two years.

According to the police department, violent crimes dropped 8.5 percent between 2011 and 2013, with a 19 percent drop just last year. They report that property crimes are also down.

Suffolk police say they're more proactive...

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