Cameron police report big increase in drug incidents

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Cameron PD2The Cameron Police Department reports an increase in crime reports, including more than double the number of drug-related incidents. You can read the entire report here.

In a report to the City Council, officials say total crime reports increased from last year by 5.9%, from 1,205 to 1,276 total reports. The biggest change appears in the category of drug incidents. The report says there were 46 such incidents in 2015, and 107 in 2016, an increase of 132.6%

Cameron Police made 3,272 vehicle stops last year, compared to 2,734 the year before (+19.7%) But DWI incidents were down more than 36%, from 36 in 2015 to 23 in 2016. The department responded to 223 traffic accidents, up more than 20% from the 185 crashes reported in 2015.

Officers arrested 223 adults (+13.5%) and detained 25 juveniles (-3.8%).

Other stats published by the department include:
Domestic Violence 152 (+8.6%)
Burglaries 21 (-22.2%)
Stealing (not including vehicles) 142 (+21.4%)

The report includes a five year comparison of Uniform Crime Reports Part One crimes:

UCR part 1 crimes 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Homicide 0 0 0 2 0
Rape 2 10 9 9 12
Robbery 1 3 1 1 4
Simple Assault 203 219 257 277 217
Burglary 49 30 20 27 21
Vehicle Theft 6 3 5 7 11
Stealing 161 133 123 120 142
Arson 2 3 4 0 4

The clearance rates were also included.

Crime Count Crime cleared clearance rate
Homicide 0 0 n/a
Rape 12 8 67.00%
Robbery 4 2 50.00%
Assault 217 78 36.00%
Burglary 21 4 19.00%
Vehicle Theft 11 3 27.00%
Stealing 142 28 20
Arson 4 3 75.00%