SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - After years of decline, authorities say crime is on the rise in the Sacramento area.
Violent crime and property crime each rose 7 percent in the city during the first six months of the year, compared with the same period last year.
The Sacramento Bee says it's the first uptick in six years.
Sacramento County's unincorporated neighborhoods and the city of Rancho Cordova, which is policed by sheriff's deputies, had an 11 percent hike in violent crime and a 6 percent rise in property crime.
The sheriff's department says it's the first crime rise since 2008.