JPD: Overall crime down, crimes against persons up in August

JPD: Overall crime down, crimes against persons up in August

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - The Jonesboro Police Department’s monthly report showed an increase in crimes against a person.

The report stated overall crime decreased 2% from August 2018 to August 2019.

However, whenever it came to crimes targeting people, the report showed a 59% increase.

These are the crimes reported to Jonesboro police in August
These are the crimes reported to Jonesboro police in August (Source: JPD RPS)

Most of these offenses are aggravated assault, which went up from 26 in 2018 to 40 in 2019.

Robbery offenses also had a 7-case increase in August, while rape stayed the same with 4 cases in both 2018 and 2019.

The report also had property crimes with a 1% decrease.

To look at that more closely, you can click for the report here.

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