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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
For the fifth year in a row, violent crimes reported to police in the state of Ohio have decreased, according to the F.B.I.'s Final Uniform Crime Report for 2011.
From 2010 to 2011, violent crime decreased 15 percent, which includes a 10 percent decrease in murder, 22 percent decrease in forcible rape, and 16 percent decrease in robbery.
It's not all good news though. There was a slight increase in burglary and a 65 percent increase in arson.
Of the cities in the Buckeye State that saw a decrease in crime, the city of Cincinnati reported the most significant decrease of them all.
We spoke with Cincinnati residents to see if they felt the numbers reflected what really goes on in the city.
"I'm somewhat surprised, but they've been cracking down," said Dshawn Flowers, a Cincinnati resident. "So, it's going to change."
"Policemen are patrolling now, they're doing their job," added Sherdell Martin, a lifelong Cincinnatian. The bikers that are riding around are trying to keep down as much crime as possible. That's what we need."
The Cincinnati Police Department has implemented monthly meetings called "Strategic and Tactical Analytic Review for Solutions," more commonly referred to as STARS.
At the meetings, the districts come together to discuss what's working in the communities and look at a monthly breakdown of the violent crimes.
"So, those percentages and reductions are welcome news, expected news," said Sergeant Dennis Swingley of the Cincinnati Police Department. "It's because of the result of the work of the men and women of the Cincinnati Police Department."
Sgt. Swingley said that the STARS meeting and the Cincinnati Initiative to Reduce Violence Program will continue to work towards limiting violent crime.
"Everybody's feeling like downtown is the place to be now, and that's a good thing," Martin added.
Statistics from the last STARS meeting show that to date this year, violent crime is down 7 percent from 2011, with a 19 percent decrease in homicides.
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