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Waterloo Police report 20 percent drop in crime

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

Waterloo Police say crime is still happening in the city but community policing efforts is making a difference.

This year so far, Waterloo's crime rate is down 20 percent.  Last year, they reported an 11 percent drop from the previous year.

Director of Safety Services Dan Trelka says the Waterloo Police Department is beating a national average of solving crimes reported. Waterloo's number is 56 percent, while the national average is 22 percent.

Trelka credits the Violent Crime Apprehension Team's work, foot and bicycle patrols and the department's mission to protect and serve its community.

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