Image by Flickr user raymond's photos Image by 20090611-crime.jpg The drop in crime was partially attributed to new technology, not so much the man on horseback.
The Post and Courier writes that Charleston saw a 12 percent decline in violent crime in 2008, that's a bigger drop than in many other cities its size across the nation.
Read more stories on this subject in our crime topic page.Early this year, North Charleston stated that it saw a 15 percent drop in violent crime, with fewer killings, rapes, robberies and assaults than in 2007.
Overall the paper's reporting is interesting and has more data and comments from city officials. Check it out.