Police attribute the decrease in crime to three things. The first is good police strategies, like the new gang unit.
"That whole strategy and effort is working. We’ve made some high profile arrests," said Fort Wayne Police spokesperson Michael Joyner.
Second, the community.
"They want their neighborhoods back, they’re stepping up and giving us great information," said Joyner.
Lastly mother nature.
"That has also assisted us in keeping down not only homicides but across the board crime as a whole," he said.
However, when the weather starts to warm up, police are expecting an increase in crime. This time last year temperatures were at an average of about 20 degrees warmer than they are now. March was also the deadliest month on 2013 seeing 8 homicides. All were shootings, one being a police action shooting.
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