Jeffco Sheriff's Dept. says homicide rate drops in unincorporated areas

JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - Jefferson County Sheriff's officials say the homicide rate in unincorporated portions of the county is on pace to decline this year.
There were seven homicides reported this year compared with 13 last year.

Sheriff's officials attribute the decline to increased efforts by the patrol and detective divisions as well as the addition of the street crimes unit working to attack crime hot spots.