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FBI: Sweet Home's crime rate dipped last year as state's rose


October 3, 2018

Based on data collected by the FBI, while crime rates increased statewide, Sweet Home’s crime rate continued to decline in 2017, falling by 9.7 percent from the year before.

The FBI released its Uniform Crime Reports for 2017, which summarizes crime trends and statistics throughout the country, on Sept. 24.  UCR information provides law enforcement with data for use in budget formulation, planning, resource allocation, assessment of police operations, etc., to help address the crime problem at various levels.

During 2017, Sweet Home had 404 crimes “known to law enforcement” tracked...

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