Quantcast

Carthage Police Department Release Year End Report - KOAM TV 7

Carthage Police Department Release Year End Report

Updated:
CARTHAGE, MISSOURI -

With the city of Carthage growing in population, the number of overall crimes decreasing could be seen as a positive. 
"We are having a population increase. Our schools are seeing a lot more people coming in and traffic is getting heavier. So keeping the crime rates the same, that is good news" says Chief Greg Dagnan, from Carthage Police Department.
But a particular area of the report shows an increase  of rapes, with 11 cases this year.
Over the past four years the number had stayed around three rape cases.  
 The police chief says this is a normal fluctuation.
"When you're dealing with numbers that small, it's really statistically insignificant..the difference between three and 11 or whatever. That number, again always tends to vary a little bit."
When people do report a rape, how officers treat the victim is vital.
"If you really treat victims right and do a good job, you're going to get a lot more stuff reported to you. Which again, is gonna make your crime numbers look a little different"
He says it's an important crime to report, because sex offenders are a group likely to re-offend.
There was one new feature on the report the Carthage police decided to add this year, that they intend on keeping for years to come.
It's the number of arrests they made, and the number of arrests made using force.
"Our philosophy is to be as transparent as possible to the public, to let them know everything that we can know."
The report says officers took 841 people into custody in 2017 and used force on five of those people, which is .006 percent of the arrests.

So now people can go to solid numbers instead of basing their knowledge off of social media or word of mouth.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Humboldt Police Chief Fired

    Humboldt Police Chief Fired

    Thursday, August 16 2018 10:05 PM EDT2018-08-17 02:05:27 GMT

    The city of Humboldt, Kansas  is searching for a new police chief after firing its current one.

    More >>

    The city of Humboldt, Kansas  is searching for a new police chief after firing its current one.

    More >>
  • Galena Aims to Repeat as CNC Champion

    Galena Aims to Repeat as CNC Champion

    Thursday, August 16 2018 6:58 PM EDT2018-08-16 22:58:41 GMT

    The Bulldogs finished last season 11-1 overall, winning the CNC title and making the state quarterfinals.

    More >>

    The Bulldogs finished last season 11-1 overall, winning the CNC title and making the state quarterfinals.

    More >>
  • Missing Person: Joplin Police Ask for Public's Help

    Missing Person: Joplin Police Ask for Public's Help

    Thursday, August 16 2018 2:08 PM EDT2018-08-16 18:08:25 GMT
    Missing: Sarah Burton of Joplin, MOMissing: Sarah Burton of Joplin, MO
    Missing: Sarah Burton of Joplin, MOMissing: Sarah Burton of Joplin, MO
    The Joplin Police Department asks for the public's help in finding 28-year-old Sarah E. Burton of Joplin. She was last seen walking in the area of 10th and Rex on July 16th, 2018 and reported missing to JPD on July 20th, 2018. Burton is described as 5"07, 160 pounds, brown hair and blue eyes. Detectives have interviewed several people and followed up on leads in Joplin, Jasper County, Newton County, Oklahoma and Kansas in this case. Authorities say there are no known v...More >>
    The Joplin Police Department asks for the public's help in finding 28-year-old Sarah E. Burton of Joplin. She was last seen walking in the area of 10th and Rex on July 16th, 2018 and reported missing to JPD on July 20th, 2018. Burton is described as 5"07, 160 pounds, brown hair and blue eyes. Detectives have interviewed several people and followed up on leads in Joplin, Jasper County, Newton County, Oklahoma and Kansas in this case. Authorities say there are no known v...More >>
Powered by Frankly

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by Frankly, Inc. All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.