Ripon crime down 3% so far this year

   The crime figures are down in the City of Ripon.
   Based on the total number of incidents, Police Chief Ed Ormonde said that “for the last eight years of activity, comparing January through June, the total incidents are down 3 percent overall from last year.”
   This information came from his 2016 Mid-Year Crime and Activity statistics as reported to the Ripon City Council on Aug. 9.
  “Total arrests are down from last year due to less activity at the river and more community response,” he added.
Police are hoping to maintain those low figures come the second half of the year.
The drop in crime rate comes on the heels of the 2015 report that showed serious crime across the board dropped from 2014 levels.