General crime in the central district fell by 10 percent in 2007, while crimes against property and murders fell by 15%, according to police figures reported in www.local.co.il. Police also said there had been a fall in lethal accidents, but there had been a rise in the number of arrests. According to the report, police opened 95,235 general crime files in the central district last year, 10% fewer than in 2006. They also investigated 31 murder cases, 15% fewer than the 38 murders the previous year. A police spokesman said police constantly kept in mind their duty to fight crime and maintain public order and safety.