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Lawrence County Sheriff's Department releases monthly stats for December

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office made 117 stops for the month of December 2012 and issued 26 citations and 113 warnings. The breakdown is as follows:

* Driving while intoxicated, 2.

* Driving while revoked or suspended, 4.

*Speeding, 51.

* Failed to register, 14.

* Lane violations, 6.

* Failure to stop, 6.

* No insurance, 6.

* Other hazardous moving violations, 7.

* Other non-hazardous moving violations, 23.

Officers also received 526 calls for service and made 29 arrests. Officers conducted 26 extra patrols. The breakdown of call categories follows:

* Stealing, 31.

* Burglary, 21.

* Property damage, 8.

* Assault, 13.

* Domestic, 13.

* Disturbance, 26.

* Narcotics, 4.

* Harassment, 5.

* Alarm, 19.

* Fire, 14.

* Motor vehicle accident, 33.

* Trespass, 7.

* Civil complaints, 19.

* Officer assist, 68.

* Traffic deaths, 2.

* Motorist assist, 25.

* 911 hang-up, 3.

* Check well being, 29.

* Animal complaints, 34.

* Miscellaneous, 178.

Kim Bishop-Jones, Lawrence County Sheriff's Office's victim's advocate, assisted 59 victims in December 2012, 11 of which were after-hours hotline calls.

Bishop-Jones reported 39 domestic violence cases, six sexual assault/rape cases, nine harassment/stalking cases and five reports of other types of abuse.

A total of 47 females and 12 males, including children, were served.

In 2012, April and October has had the largest number of cases reported for the year at 60, followed by 59 in December, 55 in April and June, 52 in February, 47 in January, 46 in May, 45 cases in March, 44 for July and August and 30 for September.

These totals do not reflect all victims if sexual abuse. Victim advocate services are optional, not required.

"This breakdown of calls may help the public understand more readily why it takes longer on some occasions for deputies to respond to calls and what kinds of calls they answer during a shift," DeLay said.



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