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Crime in Cheney rises 11 percent

Crimes against persons exceeds state average, domestic violence influence felt in 2018 annual statewide report


Last updated 7/18/2019 at 2:17pm

Crime in Cheney saw a 11.1 percent overall rise in reportable offenses in 2018, a continuation of a rollercoaster-type pattern the city has seen over the past three years.

According to the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs’ “2018 Crime in Washington Annual Report,” overall Group A offenses rose by 70 reports to 702 in 2018 from 632 in 2017. The latter was a 20.1 percent decline from 2016’s 791 reports, which itself was a 24.5 percent increase from 2015’s 636.

Group A reports are broken into three categories: crimes against persons, crimes against property and cr...

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