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City’s ‘serious’ crime numbers show steep decline in first eight months of year


September 6, 2016

Mid-year statistics show a 43-percent decrease in “serious” crimes in Sweet Home to date this year.

As of Aug. 23, Sweet Home Police Department had an 8-percent decline in its number of calls for service, from 6,813 the same date last year to 6,249 this year.

As of July 31, the department had 256 reports of Part I crimes, a classification in the annual FBI Uniform Crime Reports that includes criminal homicide, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, theft, motor-vehicle theft and arson.

The same date in 2015, the department had 365 reports of Part I crimes.

By far, th...

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