Property crimes hit record low in Santa Fe

Updated: 08/14/2014 12:59 PM | Created: 08/14/2014 12:56 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed,

Property crimes in Santa Fe have hit a record low.

During the month of July, Santa Fe police reported a total of 78 residential, auto and commercial burglaries. SFPD says it's the lowest number of combined burglaries since the department began its current record keeping system in 2003.

Notably, the police department recorded 33 residential burglaries in July, which is a stark contrast to the 96 home burglaries in October of 2011.  

The previous record low was set in April of 2013 with a total of 88 combined residential, commercial and auto burglaries. 

"We must work collaboratively," Police Chief Eric Garcia said in a statement. "We will continue to implement the strategies initiated through 'Operation Full Court Press' such as tracking repeat offenders, working closely with the judicial system and monitoring hotspots; we are also going to get creative and look beyond property crime toward the root causes whether that's drug addictions, domestic violence or simple crisis prevention."

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