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Kennewick Crime Rates Down

Kennewick Police say crime rates are down again. Targeted crimes such as burglary, auto theft and theft from an automobile are down 11 percent from September and down 22 percent from this time last year.

Police say the lower rates are due to new criminal opportunity teams and the help of Kennewick homeowners.

They say they're especially proud of the lower burglary numbers. Police say they have seen thefts from vehicles go down very rapidly. They continue to encourage people to lock up all their property to avoid the risk of theft.