District Attorney General: crime rate drops in Anderson County

District Attorney General: crime rate drops in Anderson County

CLINTON (WATE) - The crime rate in Anderson County dropped for the seventh consecutive year, according to District Attorney General Dave Clark.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation reports crime in Anderson County dropped 10.1 percent in 2013. Crime in Anderson County is down 37 percent over the last seven years.

Clark also says the crime rate in the city of Clinton was down by over 20 percent in 2013, and in the area patrolled exclusively by Sheriff Paul White's department, crime was down 16 percent.

"During this period of time, we have tried to increase the detection and arrest of criminals as well as the quality of the cases and the resulting punishment for criminals," said Clark in a statement.

According to data released by Clark's office, the number of crimes reported in 2013 decreased to 4,830 from the 5,351 reported the previous year. The average daily jail population has also increased over the past seven years, from 166 in 2006 to 328 in 2013.
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