The FBI’s released its annual Uniform Crime Report this week revealing a decline in violent crime in Jefferson City from 2013 to 2014.
The data show a decrease in almost every violent crime category, excluding murder.
Councilman Rick Mihalevich is the chairman of the city’s Public Safety Committee.
He said the city’s initiatives concerning public safety could be responsible for the decline.
He also said the police department is finally fully staffed.