During the first half of the year, the number of reported crimes dropped in the city of Naples by 9 percent, compared to the same period in 2011.
The number of violent crimes like homicides, sex offenses, robberies and aggravated assaults fell to 24 from 29, a 17 percent decrease.
Nonviolent crimes like burglaries, larcenies, auto thefts and arsons fell to 323 from 351, a decline of 8 percent.
Of those eight types of crimes, only burglaries increased, with 67 reported this year compared to 48 in 2011. That jump accounted for a 40 percent increase.
Police spokesman Lt. John Barkley said the department was working to increase patrol in areas affected by burglaries. That technique had worked in decreasing the amount of larcenies, which are any other type of thefts, including those from yards and cars, he said.
Detectives suspect many of the same people are committing burglaries around the city, Barkley said.
"If we can tie two or three people to 15 of them, that makes a huge difference," he said.