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Crime spikes in county

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Robbery and assault are up, burglary and thefts are down

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KAUFMAN COUNTY–At the Jan. 24 weekly meeting, Kaufman County Commissioners Court heard crime and police actions have increased in 2018 since the year before.
Year end statistics show investigations were up by 18.9 percent since last year, arrests by 10 percent, narctics (grams) by 10 percent, CAPERS (Crime Against Persons) by 26 percent and canine arrests by 125 percent. 
Sheriff Bryan Beavers also said the number of robberies, forgeries, and assaults were up while burglaries and thefts were down. He attributes the increase in these events to increased population and growth, as well maintaining deputies on the job.
In other news, commissioners:
• approved deputation for  Walter B. Dykes as Reserve Deputy Constable for Pct. 3 and Jeffrey Michael Hubbard as Reserve Deputy Constable for Pct. 2.
• approved the purchase of a 2017 Hino 268A Ledwell Dump Truck for $71,731.94 for Pct. 2 and two 2018 Ford F750 Ledwell Dump Trucks for $135,528.16 for Pct. 4. 

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