Fort Wayne City Leaders updated the community on 2014’s public safety stats Thursday.
Mayor Tom Henry joined law enforcement officials to announce an overall reduction in crime of more than 14 percent last year. That includes a more than 60 percent drop in homicides. Robberies and burglaries were also down.
But the numbers weren’t down across the board – Fort Wayne saw an increase in rapes and arsons in 2014.
In December Mayor Henry launched a series of roundtable discussions on public safety. The next meeting of community leaders is scheduled for February. The dialogues are intended to brainstorm ideas for improving overall safety for Fort Wayne’s diverse residents.