Criminal activity rises in Cheney
April — June increase ends period of steady reduction in reports
Cheney crime reports took an upswing in the April – June timeframe, enough so that overall the city is 6.5 percent ahead of where it was this time last year, ending a year and a half trend that had seen reports dropping each month.
So far through 2014, 303 criminal activity reports have been filled in 11 categories as compared to 286 through June 2013. Most notable is a 34 percent increase in assaults (41 compared to 27), a nearly 29 percent surge in domestic violence (85 compared to 63) and a virtual doubling of restraining orders from seven to 13.
“The violent crime is there,” Chene...