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Police: Crime reports down nearly 20 percent over last year


January 29, 2020

According to Sweet Home Police Department records, the city had 155 fewer reports of crime last year compared to the previous year, a decline of 19.5 percent.

Police officers responded to 8,639 calls in 2019, down 10.25 percent from 9,626 in 2018. The total number of calls received by dispatchers decreased slightly, from 18,456 to 18,184.

The number of person crimes increased by 20.5 percent, from 151 in 2018 to 182 in 2019. Examples of person crimes are harassment, assaults, menacing, sex offenses, rape and murder.

In 2019, Sweet Home police received 638 reports of crimes, while in 2018,...

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