The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office recently released their mid-year crime report.
“A look into the incidents and arrests reported through the sheriff’s office gives us a snapshot of crime at the mid-year point,” states Sheriff Clint Shrum. “By tracking and analyzing this data, we are able to identify the demographics and geographics of criminal activity. This allows us to be more efficient with the implementation of resources to deter and stop crime.”
The following data was collected from January 1 to June 30.
- 651 incidents reported; 422 cleared
- 64 percent clearance rate; up 18 percent from 2014
- Top three crimes reported / committed: Burglary/Theft, Assault (all types), Drug Offenses
- Arrests: 302 total (282 adult / 20 juvenile)
- Demographics: 196 Males, 106 females
- Arrests by top four age groups: 30-34 (66), 35-39 (42), 25-29 (37), and 40-44 (36)
- Top Crime Zone areas by reported incident: Coalmont, Gruetli-Laager, Palmer, and Tracy City
- Top days of week: Wednesday, Tuesday, and Friday (tied), Sunday, Monday, Thursday, and Saturday
- Property Stolen / Recovered Value: $217,061.00 (s); $46,392.00 (r)
“The encouraging news is that more crime is being solved and cleared in our county,” says Shrum. “We can credit that to community interaction and engagement, better record keeping, and case follow through. One thing we could use your help on is that if you have reported something stolen and have since found it or if your insurance company has paid off on the claim please call us and let us know. This will help us clear these cases and free up some resources. We hope you have found this brief report informative and helpful.”