Violent crime down in Fremont, property crimes up

The FBI released crime stats for cities with more than 100,000 people.

In Fremont there were only 489 violent crimes reported, compared to 575 last year. And the murder rate was halved — from two to one.

Aggrivated assaults dropped from 304 in 2008 to 237 last year.

Meanwhile property crimes rose from 4,893 in 2008 to 4,978 last year.

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Matt Artz