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Significant changes without an obvious matching significant cause are always worth note, and you can see a good case in the odd spikings of crime statistics at Longview.
That’s speaking generally. The department’s presentation on the crime stats also notes what look like some anomalies:
–- Since 2003, overall Part 1 crimes [“such as homicide, forcible rape,aggravated assault, robbery, burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft, and arson”] have been reduced by a significant 24%.
–– Since 2003 Arrests for drug offenses are up by 16%. Since 2003 drug arrests have increased by 106%.
–– DUI arrests are up to 158 in 2006 from a previous 105 in 2005.
–– Arrests for vandalism are up 65% compared to 2005.
–– Arrests for liquor law violations are up 69% compared to 2005.
–– Traffic citations are up 95%.
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