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Crime and violence down!  Homicides down 60%
August 1, 2010
Dear Friends,

I am delighted to share with you some encouraging news.  Our collective work, as a community and as a City, in reducing crime is showing positive results.

Two recent media reports highlight Richmond's progress. On July 30, KTVU-Channel 2 television news aired a report about Richmond's dramatic drop in violent crime, noting a 10% decrease overall and a 22% decline in the Central District.  Homicides have dropped 60% so far in 2010, and gunshots are down 37% .

On July 26, the Contra Costa Times chronicled the significant drop in violence within the Parchester Village neighborhood, a turnaround due in large part to community-oriented policing. 
We can all feel proud and hopeful by these inroads, hard won by collaborative work by the enlarged and enhanced Richmond Police Department, local community and neighborhood groups, and many dedicated individuals working on the frontlines.

As we highlight these positive trends, we must also redouble our efforts to fight crime as we build a better Richmond. One gunshot is too many; a single homicide is unacceptable.  

Join us in demonstrating our ongoing commitment to foster peace and prevent crime this Tuesday, August 3, for Richmond's observance of "National Night Out."  Twenty-six of our neighborhoods will participate with local block parties.  Meet me and other City officials at the Target Store parking lot, 4500 Macdonald Ave, at 5:00 pm.  We will be leaving the Target lot at 6 pm to tour City neighborhoods.
Call 510-620-6538 for more details.  I encourage everyone to participate and I look forward to seeing you.
Mayor McLaughlin
PO Box 5284,  Richmond, CA 94805
(510) 237-1456   •
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