Take a look at preliminary ‘hotspot’ crime stats for the city

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MANCHESTER, NH – A preliminary report on the city’s “Hot Spot Policing Initiative” suggests that police are making a difference in reducing crime in pockets around the city where crimes are most often committed.

Public Information Officer, Lt. Brian O’Keefe, said the report reflects only preliminary numbers, and that a final report is expected sometime in February. However, taking a look at the preliminary numbers as a new year gets underway is a helpful gauge in moving forward, given the heightened public interest in this topic.

In raw numbers, some crimes show an upward trend in 2014 compared to the five-year weighted average — for example 237 robberies were reported last year compared to the five-year average of 222.8 — burglary and arson are down.

Calls for service to police were up 4 percent in 2014, with 14,642 more calls made (or about 40 additional calls per day) compared to 2013.

You can scroll through this excerpt from the 49-page report now:

2014 MPD Preliminary Hot Spot Crime Stats

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