Violent Crime in Tacoma Sees Dramatic One Percent Drop
Law enforcement officials in Tacoma are ecstatic over an unprecedented one percent drop in the latest violent crime statistics. It is important to note that although the announcement from the Sheriff's Office implies that Tacoma's violent crime rate declined by one percent, in actuality it was the rate of increase in violent crime that decreased by one percent—from a 9% year-to-year increase in September 2007 to an 8% increase in September 2008.