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By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

Cheney crime declines in 2019

Crimes against persons, property show decrease while arrests rise


Last updated 8/20/2020 at 9:23am

CHENEY – Overall crime reports dropped in the city by 9.9 percent in 2019.

That’s better than the 11.1 percent increase in 2018, but not as good as the 20.1 percent decline in 2017 and certainly far from the 24.5 percent increase in 2016 for what are referred to as “Group A” crimes. If that sounds like a rollercoaster to you, it is, one officials have speculations about but no hard evidence to point to as to why there is such a swing.

Carnival ride aside, Police Chief John Hensley is pleased with the decline in 2019 overall. He attributes it to an increase in funding that has enable...

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