Chief McManus: Crime in San Antonio decreased for second straight year

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Police Chief William McManus said crime in San Antonio decreased for the second year.

McManus said part I crimes in the city decreased 17 percent from 2017, marking a second consecutive decrease. The decrease in crime is is due to patrol officers, the SAFFE program, detectives and the Violent Crime Task Force, McManus said.

“This reduction is a testament to the commitment of the SAPD and community members such as you," McManus said.

McManus said the Violent Crime Task Force is responsible for 16,533 arrests, 1,485 gang member arrests, 5,781 felony warrants, 6,359 narcotic charges, 2,181 firearms confiscated, 839,174 grams of drugs seized and nearly $2.5 million in money seized since it was created in 2017.

McManus called San Antonio "one of the safest large cities in the nation" after nearly 90 percent of neighborhoods saw a decrease in violent crime and 73 percent decreased in property crime from 2017.

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