Plymouth Police Chief Says Crime Is Overall Down So Far This Year
New crime numbers released this week by the city of Plymouth show overall that crime has gone down in the city this year.
Officials say they’ve received several calls from residents worried about rising crime in the city. The police chief hopes new data will help ease some of those concerns.
According to Plymouth police, there were 186 burglaries last year compared to 125 this year. The number of homicides remains the same, with two last year and two this year. However, robberies, including carjackings, are up this year, 4 in 2021 and 7 this year.
“We’re just not seeing a huge rise, but it’s not to say that even a couple of them aren’t a big concern for us. So, as a department, we’re taking steps to work and partner with other agencies and detectives, so we’re sharing information,” said Plymouth Police Chief Erik Fadden.
He says although crime is relatively down, now is not the time for residents to let their guards down, and residents should call the police if they see anything suspicious.
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