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Douglas County’s violent crime drops by 18 percent

The Record-Courier

Violent crime in Douglas County, from the Carson Valley to Lake Tahoe, decreased 18 percent in 2007, Sheriff Ron Pierini said Monday.

The sheriff released Uniform Crime Report Data from the Nevada Attorney General’s office that showed a decrease in violent crime from 2006 despite a 3.31 percent increase in the county’s population.

According to statistics, the 2006 Douglas County population was 50,108 residents, with 85 violent crimes reported.

The 2007 county population was 51,770 residents, with 69 violent crimes reported.

Pierini also reported the 2007 crime clearance rate for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office was 10 percent higher than the average for Nevada law-enforcement agencies and 6 percent higher than the national average for law enforcement.