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Police see decline in call volume, but more crime reports in 2018


January 16, 2019

The Sweet Home Police Department saw a decline of 3 percent in its call volume from 2017 to 2018, but the number of crimes reported increased by 10.9 percent.

Department officials counted 9,626 calls in 2018, down from 9,914 in 2017, according to figures reported by Police Chief Jeff Lynn last week.

Among those calls were 151 person crimes in 2018, up from 129 in 2017, and 642 property crimes, up from 577 in 2017.

Police cleared 104 person crimes in 2018, up from 93 in 2017, and 222 property crimes in 2018, up from 201.

The change is not quite two more person crimes per month than the p...

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