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New report shows decrease in Chico crime

The latest Chico Crime Report shows the crime decreased in the city from 2018-2019.

Posted: Jun 21, 2019 4:30 PM
Updated: Jun 21, 2019 4:32 PM

CHICO, Calif. - The latest Chico Crime Report shows the crime decreased in the city from 2018-2019. 

Chico Police Chief Mike O'Brien presented the results of the report at Tuesday night's city council meeting. 

Overall, crime decreased in Chico from 2017-2018 by 7%. 

However, there was one area in which crime increased. Property crime was up and down from month to month, but in April it spiked more than 30% from 2018-2019. 

O'Brien said the decrease in crime overall is positive news, but it's not conclusive. Officers are still well aware of the crime that's happening in the city. 

The Chico Police Department is still addressing staffing concerns, and O'Brien said they are in need of the additional positions with the impacts of 19,000 additional people in the city since the Camp Fire. 

Although crime has decreased in Chico, the county still leads the state in hospitalizations due to opioid drug overdoses, including heroin. 

Currently, Butte County leads the state in four different categories including hospitalizations including and excluding heroin, prescriptions and residents overlapping opioids and benzos. 

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