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More statistics show decrease in most serious crimes in SH last year


February 28, 2017

Statistics continue to indicate that most types of serious crimes declined in 2016 from previous years, according to new figures compiled by the Sweet Home Police Department.

After reporting reductions in serious crimes and total number of calls for 2016, SHPD has compiled more detailed statistics that show reductions in crime across the board.

In two of three key statistics, both of which were previously reported in The New Era, the Police Department recorded decreases in the number of reported crimes. They included burglaries, 54 in 2016, down from 78 in 2015, and thefts, 381 in 2016,...

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