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Criminal reductions

Despite increases over final six months, Cheney still ends 2013 with fewer criminal incidents than 2012


Overall, 2013 was a down year for the Cheney Police Department – and that’s a good thing.

Data released in the department’s end of year Monthly Activity Report show overall crime in the city decreased just over 20 percent as compared to 2012, with significant drops in assaults, thefts, drug offenses and criminal alcohol offenses. The largest was a 55 percent decline in criminal alcohol offenses from 40 in 2012 to 18 last year, followed by a 39.47 drop in drug offenses (38 to 23), just over 29 percent in assaults (72 to 51) and 18.75 percent in thefts (256 to 208).

There was also a 10....

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