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Crimes against people in Sweet Home spike over last year at end-of-June tally


July 18, 2018

Mid-year statistics show a spike in crimes against people in Sweet Home, while the number of property crimes is down slightly from last year.

The total number of calls to the Sweet Home Police Department, as of June 30 compared to June 30, 2017, is up by 5 percent, from 8,538 to 8,970. The total number of responses decreased by 2.7 percent, from 4,789 to 4,658.

The number of person crimes increased from 58 to 90, a 55-percent increase. The number of property crimes decreased from 115 to 113, a decrease of 1.77 percent.

With small sample sizes, like Sweet Home’s number of person crimes,...

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