Sheriff: Crime down in Laclede County



Crime in Laclede County is down nearly 9 percent during the first half of the year compared to the same time period in 2017, according to Sheriff David Millsap. 
In a press release Monday, Millsap said his department is taking more steps it hopes will continue to reduce crime.
“We have had nearly a 27 percent decline in burglaries and an 8 percent  decline in thefts in the first six months of the year,” said  Millsap. “Last year overall crime in Laclede County dropped 8 percent driven by a substantial drop in violent crime. “We have made real effort to decrease property crimes in our first year and a half in office. With the advent of our community watch programs, our night watch program (checking business and churches at night), directed patrol areas, along with targeted investigative efforts, we are starting to see some positive effects.”
The Sheriff said his department is sharing information with other agencies, including those in other counties. The Laclede County Sheriff’s Office and the Webster County Sheriff’s Office  worked a number of property cases together and routinely share information, Millsap said.

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