Crime numbers "stable" according to chief

SPOKANE VALLEY - Police Chief David Ellis presented an update on the Spokane Valley police department on July 11. He also included an update on crime numbers.

He brought this update to council as a first half update to see how the first half of this year compared to crime rates last year.

Ellis said a lot of the crime numbers are down even with the growth of the region.

“You’ll see that despite an increase in population and an increase in call volume most of our crime stats are down,” Ellis said. “This comparing the first half of 2022 to the first half of 2023.”

In a chart Ellis presented to c...


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