Cops talking crime numbers. It's the first crime view session of the year for Fresno Police Department, and so far the year is off to a good start.
"We're already seeing reductions in the first 7 days of 2013," said Chief Jerry Dyer.
Dyer is confident it will stay that way.
"I'm optimistic about what we'll be about to do in terms of crime reduction this year," Dyer said.
So far violent crime is down 43% compared to this time last year, and shootings in Fresno are down by 31%.
Chief Dyer says their main focus is targeting gang related crime, it's been an ongoing problem for years in Fresno.
"Gang members are the ones that plague this community whether it's robberies or shootings or stabbings," Dyer said.
The first homicide of the year in Fresno happened on East Bulldog Lane, an area known to have heavy gang related crime.
Which is why police say it's one of the areas they are focusing on more this year.
"We've had shootings, gang activity in the area, search warrants," Mark Salazar said.
Fresno police have a new plan on their agenda called "Shaw One," the idea is to have more police patrolling Shaw Avenue.
"Focusing on Shaw corner, whether it's around fresno state or fashion fair," said
Those who live in the troubled areas are hoping those crime numbers drop this year.
"You got to dodge bullets here sometime."