Beloit Police Chief proud of reduction in crime


The City of Beloit’s Police Chief is touting his department’s success reducing crime.

Andre Sayles says in 2022 shots fired incidents were down 52%, gunshot victims went down 86%, homicides dropped by 25%, and robberies saw a 10% decrease.

Sayles says when you look at robberies, most of the time it is someone the victim knows.

Sayles says an increase in traffic stops was a helping factor in the decrease in violent crime, as criminals stay mobile and move from crime to home and crime to crime via vehicle.