Antioch's crime has decreased for the first three months of 2013 compared with the year before, according to police statistics.

City leaders lauded police Chief Allan Cantando's report this week as a "ray of good news," but acknowledged much work must still be done to boost public safety.

Here are the total number of crimes in Antioch for January, February and March 2013, compared with the first three months of 2012.

Type of Crime          2012          2013          Percentage change

Homicide          2          2          0

Rape          12          4          -66.7

Robbery          80          89          11.3

Aggravated Assault          148          130          -12.2

Burglary          451          354          -21.5

Theft          543          455          -16.2          


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Auto Theft          314          209          -33.4

Total Crime          1550          1243          -19.8

Contact Paul Burgarino at 925-779-7164. Follow him at Twitter.com/paulburgarino.