State: Crime down in Operation IMPACT counties

Crime is down in Schenectady, Albany and most other jurisdictions participating in Operation IMPACT,
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Crime is down in Schenectady, Albany and most other jurisdictions

participating in Operation IMPACT, according to the state Department of

Criminal Justice Services.

Schenectady crime was down 13 percent in the first 11 months of 2007

compared to the first 11 months of 2006. Violent crime was down 14.8

percent and property crime 12.6 percent.

In Albany, crime was down 11.3 percent. Violent crime was down 7.2 percent

and property crime 12.4 percent.

Operation IMPACT is a state-funded program targeting the 17 highest-crime

counties outside New York City.

The DCJS figures were released at a conference in Saratoga Springs.

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