Report says Vermont remains safe

There’s confirmation that Vermont remains a pretty safe place, even though there was a spike last year in burglaries. The Vermont Criminal Information Center released its annual report on crime trends, which it prepares for the FBI.

Officials say violence increasing

As the 2007 crime report is being tallied, officials say violence is more prevalent but they don’t expect the statistics to show a dramatic increase in crime.

Rutland residents nervous about increase in crime

Patrick Leahy and Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter — the two most powerful members of the Senate Judiciary Committee — are in Rutland this morning to hear what state and local leaders have to say about the increase in drug related violent crime. As VPR’s Nina Keck reports – many local residents welcome the chance to shine a light on what they call a growing problem.