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Law enforcement agencies keep track of crime stats and compare them year-to-year each month. Franklin County reports August crime dropped by large margins in some areas.

Property, break-in crimes drop

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office says comparing August of 2022 with 2023, several categories saw huge drops in crime.

According to the FCSO:

"Theft from a Motor Vehicle (prowls), All Other Thefts, and Property Destruction/Damage are down 100%, 75%, and 50% respectively this year."

Officials attribute that in part to increased patrols in what they saw are high-risk crime areas. Total calls for service dropped by nearly 400, compared to August 2022.

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Authorities also credit the ongoing tips and leads and information from citizens, which frequently help locate or lead to the apprehension of wanted suspects.

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