There continues to be a decrease in major crimes throughout the country. The newly released Crime Statistics compares the months January to August of this year to that of last year. The largest decline is in robbery, with 192 cases reported this year, compared to 339 of last year. Last year recorded 27 more homicide cases than this year at 97-70. Shooting incidents, burglary and rape also saw decreases, while carnal knowledge and theft saw an increase.