I’m going to have a story in tomorrow’s paper about the council debate Monday. With so many candidates and only so much room for copy, it’s tricky and frustrating to write those stories. I’m going to use the blog to go into depth about a couple of the things brought up in the debate.
One is crime. Several candidates said crime is on the rise, and Fremont needs more police. Here are the FBI stats for the past three years. More tomorrow.
In 2007, Fremont had 606 violent crimes and 5,173 property crimes
In 2006, Fremont had 569 violent crimes and 5,298 property crimes
In 2005, Fremont had 521 violent crimes and 4,803 property crimes