barbara hodges http://kbia.org en Columbia PD reports decrease in crime since 2011 http://kbia.org/post/columbia-pd-reports-decrease-crime-2011 <p>If Columbia seems less dangerous these days, there may be a reason. Data from The Columbia Police Department show that crime rates have decreased since 2011 with the exception to reported rape and sexual assaults.</p><p>Columbia police have looked at past crimes and trends in the city, and have adapted to prevent future crimes. Columbia Police Department Spokesperson Latisha Stroer recalls recent changes.</p><p>“We had some violence that occurred in and around Douglas Park,” Stroer said. “We had two-man units placed there to help this relationship with the community and that area.”</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 16:07:20 +0000 Harris Chang 29251 at http://kbia.org Columbia PD reports decrease in crime since 2011