Beyond the numbers, police officials analyze state crime stats

November 20, 2008
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With the release of the Illinois State Police 2007 crime rate report, Streator Police Chief Jeff Anderson credited citizens’ and patrol officers’ proactive attitude being the major contributors to the city’s 12 percent crime rate decrease.

“In the last couple years, we’ve patrolled a little better and the public has become more involved,” Anderson told The Times. “People are calling in … such as when they see a suspicious vehicle. (More)