By Ron Jones

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Mayor Kevin Johnson is looking for answers from Sacramento Police after a reported increase of crime.

Positioned in the heart of Del Paso Heights, Melisa Coates is co-owner of Capital City Management Accounting and Payroll. She and her husband bought the building in 1994 and say they have no desire to move.

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“We haven’t had any break ins and crime whatsoever and I think we smile a lot,” she said.

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However, Johnson is frowning on a reported increase in crime, with homicides moving up from 24 to 33 year-over-year, rapes increasing from 60 to 73 cases and robberies going from 723 to 903.

Burglary and vehicle thefts are up to, with motor vehicle theft jumping 25.9 percent from last year.

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Johnson released a statement on the report, saying, “While this rise in crime appears to mirror the unexplained increases that are plaguing other large cities across our nation, we still must open a local dialogue to identify the issues and responses in our city.”