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Assault, larceny and car theft rise in 2021 crime numbers


February 24, 2022

Crime was up in 2021 compared to 2020, according to data from the Mason County Sheriff’s Office.

Calls for service were 23,836, which is about the level expected, according to Patrol Division Chief Ryan Spurling. In 2019, calls increased about 2,000 from 2018r and have been steady in recent years.

“We were around anywhere from 20,000 to 22,000 and then we jumped all the way up to 24,000 and we’ve been pretty consistent,” Spurling said.

He said the rise might stem from having more people here now because a lot of the people who had cabins are staying and working remotely. There ha...

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