Schenectady Sees Improvements in Fighting Gun Related Crime

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Schenectady continues its assault on gun crime.

Arrests have been made in 13 of the city's 37 shots-fired incidents through September of this year, including an indictment for the city's sole murder of 2017. 

While a report this summer called out Schenectady County for having the highest crime rate in the State, when ranked based on size and population, Schenectady's overall index crime rate ranks 10th, with Albany at 6th and Troy at 8th. 

Schenectady police credit better cooperation from the public, street cameras and data analytics with a 6.6 percent drop in violent crimes over the first 9 months of this year.

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