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Police chief weighs in on recent shootings

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SCMPD's Police Chief Willie Lovett SCMPD's Police Chief Willie Lovett

Despite recent shootings, crime is down in Savannah and unincorporated Chatham County, according to data from Savannah-Chatham Metro Police.

According to figures released in May by police, crime has dropped about 10 percent over last year. Crime has gone down in four of five police precincts.

The only place where it has gone up is on the south side. Chief Willie Lovett the latest shootings will not change the trend.

"When you have the sort of problems you are going to have you are going to have shootings. It's not a situation where people are going out and shooting people on the street. Normally in these situations, it's people that know each other and are in some other activity. Sometimes innocent people with no connection to the situation are going to get shot. That's not unquie to Savannah.

Summer typically is the highest-crime time of year in Savannah, and police are hoping rates don't rise with the summer heat.

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