Bakersfield crime in 2013 decreases from previous year

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Bakersfield saw a 4.9% decrease in crime in the year 2013 according to a crime statistics report released by Bakersfield Police Department.

There were 24 homicides in 2013 compared to 34 in 2012. Twelve of the 24 homicides were gang-related.

Rape, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny and auto theft also decreased in 2013.

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