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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Crime Down In June In Ocean City; Year To Do Numbers Find 5% Drop In Total Incidents

OCEAN CITY – Half way through the year, Ocean City has registered decreases across the board in crime compared to this time last year.

On Monday, Ocean City Police Chief Ross Buzzuro reported the month of June’s crime statistics before the Police Commission. June is typically the busiest month for the police department due to the increase in high school and college-aged visitors.

According to the report, June’s total calls for service, including traffic stops, business checks and assistance to citizens, totaled 14,721, which is a 9.1-percent decrease from June 2014 when there were 16,191 calls for service.
Out of that total, 10,806 were officer initiated, which is a 9.8-percent decrease from June 2014, and 3,915 were citizen initiated, which is 7-percent decrease from June 2014.



Anonymous said...

So with 40 less police officers crime is down go figure.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of crime being down, what happened to the story regarding the Town Manager hitting a sign on Route 50? It was here earlier and it was the leading story in the Maryland Coast dispatch as well. Is it the victim of reducing crime statistics?

Anonymous said...

Fewer traffic stops, business checks. These do not equate to calls for service, but are more or less under the control of officers, who are under the control of the chief of police.