Gov. Malloy: Crime continues to decrease across Connecticut

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Gov. Dannel Malloy says crime levels are at their lowest point since 1967 and are continuing to decrease across Connecticut.

The announcement comes after a report was released by the state's Criminal Justice Policy and Planning Office.

The number of arrests in the state are projected to decline about six percent this year.

Gov. Malloy says the decline is connected to criminal justice reform in the state.

"If we as a state continue to make our towns and cities safer, we must continue our collective efforts on doing the hard work of re-imagining our justice system," the governor says. "Connecticut has proven to the rest of the nation that smart reforms deliver results by focusing on second chances rather than permanent punishment and stigma."

Some efforts include modernizing drug laws, reforming the bail system and providing more support for school districts to prevent young people from committing crimes.

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