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Published February 18, 2014, 06:41 PM

Crime is down in Grand Forks

Theft, larceny and homicide on the rise in Grand Forks County. But overall crime is down. Theft in Grand Forks County hit the fourth-highest total in the past 10 years. The good news is, the numbers say crime is down in the county.

By: David Schwab, WDAZ

Theft, larceny and homicide on the rise in Grand Forks County.

But overall crime is down. Theft in Grand Forks County hit the fourth-highest total in the past 10 years. The good news is, the numbers say crime is down in the county.

There were 84 thefts and larceny incidents in 2013, up from 77 reported in 2012. The Sheriff's Office reported 1 homicide, the first since 2010.

Overall, there were fewer crimes in most categories in 2013 compared with other recent years. The department reported 77 assaults, down from 88 in 2012, the lowest number since 2008.

There were 95 drug cases in the year, compared with 144 in 2012. That's the lowest number since 2010.

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