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Property crime down – a lot – in SH


July 31, 2019

Of The New Era

Halfway through the year, the number of property crimes in Sweet Home has fallen dramatically from one year earlier.

By June 30, 2018, Sweet Home Police Department had received 320 reports of property crimes, which include, burglary, larceny, theft, motor vehicle theft, arson, shoplifting and vandalism. As of June 30 of this year, the department had received just 185 reports of such crimes, a reduction of 42.19 percent.

“We had reductions across the board, but our property crime, we’ve seen a significant improvement,” said Police Chief Jeff Lynn, noting that reported...

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