" We are focused like a laser beam on crime"
- Council Majority Leader Bill Reynolds
Crime in Kingston continues to plummet under the leadership of Mayor Jim Sottile, URGENT and the Kingston Police Department. The number of serious crimes reported in 2007 totaled 766, or 10.3 percent less than the previous year. In 2006, there were 854 serious crimes reported.
The number of reported burglaries went from 138 to 122 from 2006 to 2007, while the number of reported rapes went from 11 to 5.
Robbery reports dipped from 45 in 2006 to 38 in 2007; assault reports were down from 27 to 23; larceny reports declined from 608 to 551; and reports of motor vehicle slipped up from 24 to 26.