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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Crime Numbers Continue Decline, But Weapons Spike Sustains

Resort crime numbers for August continue to show a decrease in police activity and demand for service, with a few upward trends in certain areas that the Ocean City Police Department says it will investigate as the season winds to a close.

Service calls for August were up 1.8 percent over August of 2012, with 12,383 calls versus 12,757 last year, according to OCPD numbers released at this week’s Police Commission meeting.

However, if routine operations, such as traffic stops and business assistance requests, are pulled from the statistics, service calls actually drop to 8,400 versus 8,644 last August, a 2.8 percent decrease.


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