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Chief Proctor says crime overall at a 10 year low

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Albany Police Chief John Proctor says crime overall is at a 10 year low in the city.

Chief Proctor gave an update on crime at today's city commission meeting.

He says year to date violent crimes were up last month. Overall violent crimes are down five percent in Albany.

Proctor also says property crime overall is down by 8.5 percent.

The chief attributes the department's crime prevention programs as a big reason for the drop in those numbers.

“We have done a lot, meeting with neighborhood associations, having officers get out and be visible, talking to neighborhoods, business owners, letting them know that we are here to serve,” says Chief John Proctor.

Proctor says police do have leads in the murder of Jessica Bryant, who was killed Saturday.

Detectives hope to have an arrest in the case soon.

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