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Jasper County crime rate drops

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Officials in jasper county say crime has dropped in 2013. The sheriff's office released their year end report today, and say they've seen a decrease in major crimes.

"Murder, rape, robbery, burglary, assault,  theft and theft from vehicles...overall we were down 13 percent in those categories." says Captain Derek Walrod, of the Jasper County Sheriff's Office.

Inside the 2013 year end crime report, the county highlights the changes made to divisions of the sheriff's office, aimed at targeting high crime areas. Having additional crews out patrolling those high crime areas is just one reason for the drop, but another reason involves the community.

This year the county implemented it's community oriented policing program, where officers target high crime areas, seeking residents input on what the county can do better.

"All the deputies were involved. They made contact with citizens in a select area, gave them a survey of sorts, and asked them a few questions of any problems they've had in the area, any special needs that they have, and also what their fear level of crime was in that area." says Sergeant Angela Baumann, of the Jasper County Sheriff's Office.

 

The goal of the program is to partner with the citizens of the county to find the issues and create resolutions to the problem. Bauman says interacting with citizens is what makes this program a success because it makes a barrier of trust between community and law enforcement. 

"With us contacting them and asking them, they know we are interested in what's going on in their neighborhood, they're more likely to give us that information." Baumann says.

Overall the county has a lower crime rate than the national average. They hope to continue to grow and expand the community policing program into other rural parts of the county this year.

"We want to pay more attention to those areas to get those numbers down and get their fear of crime to be where they're more comfortable living in that area." Walrod says.

If you'd like to read the full 2013 year end report from the Sheriff's office, you can click the link here, or copy and paste the link below into your browser:
http://www.jaspercountysheriff.org/Subpages/Year%20End%20Report.pdf
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