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Group reports decline in Bakersfield crime

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The Center for Juvenile and Criminal Justice has released a new study that reveals total crime in Bakersfield is declining.

The group's data shows an overall decline of 8.5 percent for the first six months of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016.

The report also found that the total urban crime rate in California didn't see a major change for the first half of 2017 in comparison to that same period in 2016.

The group published their findings this week.

The CJCJ reported 34 cities saw an increase in total crime from 2016 to 2017, while 39 cities had shown a decrease.

The full report can be found here.

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