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Lawmen: Economy affected local crime rates

Lawmen: Economy affected local crime rates

March 10th, 2011 in News

Increases in 2010 crime rates, particularly those tied to properties, are a reflection of the downturn in the economy, say two local law enforcement officials.

"Last year, I pointed out that with the economic issues we are facing, burglaries and other property crimes would potentially increase," said Cole County Sheriff Greg White. "Sadly, they did increase."

Jefferson City Police Chief Roger Schroeder also believes the economy played a part in crime rates in his jurisdiction.