Alton released its crime statistics for 2015 earlier this week, and the city's mayor still believes it's a great place to live.  While some crime categories showed dramatic increases when you look at the percentages, Brant Walker tells The Big Z you should look at the actual numbers when digesting the statistics.

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Walker says he agrees with Alton Police Chief Jason Simmons in his assessment of a direct link between drug use and property crime.  He says the city continues to build relationships with the community, and attributes those efforts to historically low crime stats in many categories.

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