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By Rachel Morgan
UW Newslab 

Police data shows some decreases in crime for the year

There were 316 crimes reported in 2019 in Mill Creek, down from 337 the year before


Last updated 3/6/2020 at 10:52am

Data visualization by Rachel Morgan

Data shows the variation in Mill Creek crime from 2017 to 2018, as well as 2018 to 2019. The most notable variation of crimes reported is 19, demonstrating a 173% increase in violation of protection/no-contact orders between 2018 and 2019

Mill Creek Police Department records show that crime in 2019 went down slightly, but Deputy Chief of Police Scott Eastman said that this decrease may not be significant enough for the community to notice.

"We are seeing essentially the same crime problems that we always do," Eastman said.

There were 316 total crimes reported in 2019, down from 337 in 2018. The most commonly reported crimes in 2019 were simple assault, theft, and violation of protection contact orders. Simple assault (a misdemeanor offense) and theft were among the top three in 2018 as well.

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