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Decrease in Cheney crime could be linked to increase in overtime

For second straight year, reports drop by over 12 percent in first quarter


Brittani Montecucco

As Cheney crime has dropped, so have misdeameanor and felony arrests.

Just as they did in the first quarter of 2013, crime numbers in Cheney continued to decline through the first three months of 2014. And while that's good news, the flipside may come in increased spending on overtime.

There have been 128 reports filed overall in the 11 criminal activity categories so far this year, compared to 148 in 2013, a decrease of 13.51 percent. That 2013 number was 12.42 percent less than the same time in 2012.

Together it represents an overall 24.26 percent decrease in crime reports over the last two years.

Most of the 11 activity categories, homicide, assaults, rape...

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