2012 crime stats show increase in arrests, traffic crashes in Scott

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 1:25pm

The Scott Police Department has released its 2012 official crime statistics. Although the agency saw an increase in arrests and traffic crashes, it also saw a decrease in drug arrests.

The Scott Police Department saw an increase in dispatched calls last year of 2 percent over the previous year. Officers responded to 15,254 dispatched calls during 2012. Of these calls, there was an increase of 28 percent in the 326 adult arrests and a 15 percent increase of the 98 juvenile arrests from the year past.

During 2012 the department increased traffic enforcement and still had an 11percent increase in crashes with 523 crashes for the year. Of these crashes, 116 were rear end crashes mostly from drivers being inattentive or distracted from mobile devices.

An increase in Domestic Violence and Thefts were also noticed and contributed the majority of these calls and arrests to the economy.

On a good note, the Scott Police Department did see a decrease in Drug arrest by 75 percent. The Scott Police Department contributes some of the increase in stats to the fast growing paste of the City.

After a review of the total stats, Chief Chad Leger is very confident that with the continuing growth of the City of Scott, Scott is a very safe place for people to live and work.


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