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JPD reports crime decrease in February

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Map of crimes reported in Jonesboro during the month of February 2018. (Source: Jonesboro Police Dept. ) Map of crimes reported in Jonesboro during the month of February 2018. (Source: Jonesboro Police Dept. )
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Crime in Jonesboro, according to a newly released report, continues to decline.

The Jonesboro Police Department’s monthly crime report released Wednesday reveals overall crime decreased 20% in February compared to the same time last year.

Officers responded to 1,026 NIBRS reportable offenses during the month.

Of those, police investigated:

  • 20 crimes against persons
  • 360 property crimes
  • 258 crimes of proactive policing
  • 388 other crimes

In February, officers made 458 arrests. Of those 65% were males and 35% were females. The majority of arrestees were Caucasian (50%) and African-American (48%). According to the report, African-American males made up the majority of arrestees at 37% followed by Caucasian males at 28%.

Hispanic males made up 1% and Hispanic females represent 0% of arrestees. Zero Asian males and females were arrested during February 2018.

To read the full report, including the number of 911 calls, warrant arrests, and parking tickets issued:

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