Gillette violent crime dropped in 2010

Gillette, Wyo. – Gillette police say violent crimes dropped by 12.5 percent in 2010.

Police say it's the third straight year there's been a drop in violent crimes, which include rape, robbery, aggravated assault and murder. The city has not had a homicide since 2007.
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The statistics were released Friday as part of the department's annual crime report.

The number of juveniles arrested in schools increased to 679, a 32 percent jump from the previous year. Most of those arrests were for minor offenses such as tobacco violations and breach of peace.

Gillette Police Chief say it's difficult to say whether the spike in juvenile crime actually the result of increased reporting.