SAFER TIMES: Crime down in Hermiston

HERMISTON, Ore-- After a tough year, KEPR learned crime is finally going down in Hermiston.

So far in 2013, cases of burglary, assault, and larceny are down by double digits compared to a year ago.

In total, overall crime is down about a quarter.

Police credit extra patrols for the drop.

Violent crime is also down in Hermiston so far this year.

In fact, car thefts are the only category where crime is up compared to the same time last year.