Good news on city crime: Police, public working to drop rate
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Manchester’s crime rate continued to drop in 2018, an important statistic that is not a matter of luck.
The “predictive policing model’’ that former Chief Nick Willard instituted is being vigilantly pursued by his successor, Chief Carlo Capano, and it shows. The computer analytics program helps inform the police as to where trouble is most likely to occur and where to deploy resources. A force of more than 230 officers allows that to happen.