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Crime rates decline over past year in key sectors for Sweet Home


February 14, 2018

City crime statistics continued moving in the right direction for Sweet Home last year in key areas even as the total number of complaints to the Police Department increased slightly.

Police responded to 9,914 calls for service last year, up from 9,648 the year before but down from the Sweet Home Police Department's record of 10,161 in 2015.

SHPD completed its annual report on Feb. 9 and was scheduled to present it to the City Council Tuesday.

In key areas, the number of reported crimes continued to decline in 2017.

The report is divided into crimes considered more serious –called "Par...

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