Statistics: New Rochelle one of safest cities of its size in nation
New statistics indicate that New Rochelle is one of the safest cities of its size in the nation.
Crime statistics from the Department of Justice show major crimes, including robbery, assault and burglary, have fallen drastically in the city to their lowest numbers since 1961.
Police say there are many factors that contributed to the falling crime numbers. One chief factor in recent years was the closure of more than two dozen clubs that officials say were big sources of crime.
They also say another factor was an improved relationship with members of the community.