Crime dropped again in Garden Grove in 2009, revealed statistics released this week by the FBI.
According to the study, the Big Strawberry saw double-digit declines in both violent crime and property crime from 2008.
Garden Grove was one of five large Orange County cities (population over 100,000) that showed declines in both areas. Violent crime was up in Fullerton and Irvine, while property crime increased in Huntington Beach.
Violent crimes are considered to be homicide, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Property crimes are burglary, car theft and larceny (theft over $400 in value).
For Garden Grove, violent crime dipped 11 percent, and the city also saw a 14 percent drop in property crimes.
Despite the difficult economic times, violent crime was down 5.3 percent across the country, according to the FBI, and 4.6 percent in property crime.