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Crime in Cheney declines

While high-profile incidents dominated news in 2018, overall reports decreased


Last updated 3/7/2019 at 8:03pm

While even one report of a crime is one too many, Cheney Police Chief John Hensley is proud of the fact that reported incidents in the city last year dropped by 4.76 percent over 2017 totals.

“I think it reflects well on the community and the police department,” Hensley said in a March 4 interview. “I’m hoping that means our crime prevention efforts are paying off.”

Overall incidents from the Uniform Crime Report was 280 in 2018, compared with 294 in 2017. The city saw significant decreases in larceny, 134 reports from 159, and vehicle thefts, 21 reports in 2017 to just nine last...

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