LANSING - Lansing Police Department is reporting that the city saw a drop in most crimes during the first half of 2012. Statistics accrued by the FBI show that both violent and property related crimes were down significant percentages compared to the same time period the year before. Violent crimes declined by 18% and property crimes decreased 3.5%. FBI statistics say robbery declined by 29%, burglary declined by 13.5 % and rape declined by 12.2%.
News 10 is speaking to Lansing Police Chief Teresa Szymanski today . Watch News 10 tonight for that interview and more on why police think their plan for reducing crime in Lansing is working.