Stats show crime rates in Medical Lake down by 25 percent
By JAMES EIK
Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich addressed the Medical Lake City Council at its Tuesday, Sept. 18 meeting, as part of his regular semi-annual report to the city.
Despite a recent report from Spokane media, overall crime in the city is down by around 25 percent, comparing January to August figures from 2011 and 2012. Should that trend line hold, Knezovich expects continued decreases in Medical Lake.
“That's not bad, given the population growth,” he said. “But the biggest issue is juvenile issues.”
While the overall crime rate has dropped, the past...