Crime rate drops in Aurora

March 24, 2008 2:19:18 PM PDT
The overall crime rate in Aurora is the lowest in more than 20 years, according to the police, but violent crimes are up.The drop includes property crimes such as theft, burglary and arson. There were 6.5 percent fewer property crimes in 2007 vs. 2006.

However, violent crimes like murder, assault and robbery are up. In 2007, the city had 12 murders vs. 4 murders in 2006.

Aurora police say reports of sexual assault and robberies declined by more than 3 percent.