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AH crime rates spike


Last updated 7/18/2019 at 8:32am

Crime in Airway Heights increased 97.4 percent from 2017 to 2018, according to the “2018 Crime in Washington Annual Report” released last week by the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs.

Airway Heights experienced the fifth-highest increase in crime in the state among reporting agencies, according to the report.

Leaders at the Airway Heights Police Department initially said they had not seen the report and could not comment, but later the same day offered comments on its contents.

Sgt. Robert Swan said the city’s increase in population and transient housing contrib...

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