CLEVELAND -- With hundreds of thousands of people expected in downtown Cleveland for the Cleveland NationalAir Show, the city wants to restore its reputation for safety.

Recently released crime statistics show significant decreases in the number of reported property crimes in the last eight months.

There were 48 percent fewer car break-ins since January 2012 than last year during that same time frame.

Burglaries are down 31 percent and felony assaults are down 11 percent.

Recent robberies outside the Cleveland Horseshoe Casino and Progressive Field have some in the suburds steering clear of downtown.

City Safety Director Marty Flask says downtown Cleveland is much safer than what some perceive it to be.