Crime in America is on the way down and Montgomery reflects that trend according to a report from the FBI. From January to June of this year, violent crimes have fallen 6.2 percent and in Montgomery the drop is even greater -- 8.3 percent.
Violent crimes include murder, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault.
The FBI also reports that property crime is down nearly 3 percent nationally, and in Montgomery it's down 4 percent. These crimes include burglary, larceny-theft and motor vehicle thefts.
Montgomery was the only town in Alabama that showed a decrease in both categories.