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2/5/2013 3:20:00 PM
Cottonwood Police show drop in crime
Jody Fanning
Jody Fanning

The Cottonwood Police Department has released its 2012 overall crime statistics. All law enforcement agencies report their year's crime stats to the FBI's Uniform Crime Report system.

The UCR categories are divided by Type 1 and Type 2 crimes as well as traffic related and city ordinance offenses. Type 1 crimes are defined as serious crimes that occur with regularity in all areas of the country. As shown in the chart several of Cottonwood's Type 1 crimes are down. Burglaries in Cottonwood, for exampled, have dropped 37 percent from 2011 to 2012. Thefts and aggravated assaults have shown lower numbers as well while Motor Vehicle Thefts have risen slightly.

Type 2 crime numbers in 2012 declined in nearly every category. Simple assaults (down 24 percent), disorderly conduct (down 28 percent) and criminal damage calls (down 11 percent). DUI arrests have dropped 26 percent as well. Increased DUI enforcement efforts together with community awareness may have contributed to the falling numbers.

"The reduction in crime statistics are due to the proactive and professional enforcement by our police officers but mostly by the overwhelming support of our community to promote a safer community," said Police Chief Jody Fanning.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2013
Article comment by: Slater Slater

With State,Federal,DPS,Local,paid informers
on every corner I would expect crime to drop.
Cottonwood and Camp Verde have enough
law enforcement to protect Ft Knox.
If you notice a police car on rte 260 count to 100 and you'll see another.Try it sometime.

Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2013
Article comment by: Sam H. Jones

You can tell much from a community by the writing skills of residents on local forums. Please educate yourselves what an incomplete sentence is before posting.

Posted: Friday, August 30, 2013
Article comment by: gary chamberlain

Chief Fanning,

Respectfully, with all of the trash on our highways plus "Covered Load" and "Don't Litter" signs is there any citations records or arrests for this?

With a major holiday coming and all of the alcohol containers found on the highway we as residents should be extremely concerned.

Gary Chamberlain
Cornville AZ

Posted: Friday, August 30, 2013
Article comment by: Guess What?

Crime is down everywhere and it has a SCIENTIFIC explanation that has nothing to do with law enforcement, prisons, the drug war or paramilitary equipment for domestic cops.

"America's Real Criminal Element: Lead

New research finds Pb is the hidden villain behind violent crime, lower IQs, and even the ADHD epidemic. And fixing the problem is a lot cheaper than doing nothing."

Posted: Friday, August 30, 2013
Article comment by: Rie H

Jamie Treakle.

Posted: Monday, February 11, 2013
Article comment by: Old Lawman

@Fed Investigator
OMG....................My lack of knowledge That's rich.. Maybe YOU should really due sum research on this tragic event. If you enter the name in the search engine provided by this newspaper, you would lern a lot mor thatn you no. Was i goinna make any statements or koments, I wood do some checking 1st. Insulted? Gud!!!!!!!!

Posted: Monday, February 11, 2013
Article comment by: Fed Investigator Retired

Old Lawman

Excuse my spelling and punctuation please I now have a condition that some times is a problem with spelling etc,. as I remember the case involved a young women first name Jamie last name I don't remember long term and sort term memory loss. She was at Verdi 103 and had been let go to return home and asked a cottonwood officer there as he was leaving there too back too Cottonwood if she could be given a ride home too Cottonwood for she would feel safer do to the domestic violent circumstances that got her there in the first place. she had no other way to get back to Cottonwood and no one could come too pick her up. And she was refused that ride from that officer. And had too find her own way back home. So some time later her x husband was also was let out of the Jail there and against her better judgment I assume asked him for a ride back to cottonwood however she never got there and was Killed along the way. the church that I attend did the funeral were there was over 200 people that had attended.

In conclusion a little benevolence would have saved this women's life.
And I didn't want to get in too this explanation however do too your insulting remarks and your lack of knowledge of the details you got this response of which was not necessary. I truly do support our Cottonwood Police officers.

Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2013
Article comment by: Crime Wave

We also cannot forget to give thanks for all the low cost military surplus assault humvees, helicopters and drones, new cruisers, and weapons our thoughtful police force spent our tax dollars on. I guess the end justifies the means, but personally I think it is the taxpayer that is taking it in the end.

Posted: Saturday, February 9, 2013
Article comment by: Mr Maverick

The Yavapai County Sheriff said after the Medical Marijuana Law was passed we would see "bodies in the streets".(This was printed in this paper) That prediction is contrary to this article and shows his prejudice was very unfounded.

Posted: Friday, February 8, 2013
Article comment by: Old Lawman

@Fed Investigator..........LMAO
First, learn to spell. Were vs where, there vs their,women's vs woman's,totality vs totally commas and capitals and periods and sentence structure. MG Is this your college education showing? You need to get a refund.
The woman died not in Cottonwood's balliwick so what is your beef? If the vic lives in Cottonwood and is murdered OUTSIDE of town, that homocide is not included in their stats. FEDERAL Uniform Crime Reporting 101.
Great job Cottonwood officers. Pardon any screw-ups on my part. It's dark.

Posted: Friday, February 8, 2013
Article comment by: Fed Investigator Retired

I do appreciate our police officers here in cottonwood however I do monitor what is going on in our community and I can say that they are very busy with accident traffic stops and other criminal activity. and I do remember there involvement in a young women's death that was citizen of Cottonwood but died some were on a lonely dirt road in Camp Verde it was a tragic display. so in conclusion I have to say that the statistic are not totality correct.

Posted: Thursday, February 7, 2013
Article comment by: Mary Heartman

@...the real drug problem in the USA...:
That's my opinion as well. But what does it have to do with law enforcement and residents of the Verde Valley keeping all 2011 crime figures lower than the national average?

Posted: Thursday, February 7, 2013
Article comment by: Way to go CPD!

Now Yavapai County won't need another jail!

Posted: Thursday, February 7, 2013
Article comment by: Mary, the real drug problem in the USA is not marijuana or even meth

It's prescription pain pills. How many people in the Verde Valley have died of prescription meds? I think it's like 7, with the last young man just a few weeks ago. How people in the Verde Valley have died from a marijuana or meth overdose? None.

Accidental prescription medication overdoses is now the number one cause of death in the USA. The true drug pushers are the big pharmaceutical companies, not your local pot dealer. With heavy lobbying, the pharmaceutical companies are the last unregulated area in the medical field.

Big pharm is part of the reason marijuana has remained illegal. Marijuana is a safe, effective medication with few side effects that can be used to replace prescription drugs. Big pharma doesn't want pot legalized because they won't make any $$$$. Some people would switch from the deadly prescription narcotics to pot and that affects pharma $$$$.

Posted: Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Article comment by: Mary Heartman

I'll second Ron S's comment. And add: With the financial woes we've had over the last 5 years, it's really amazing even the higher figures are lower than the national averages. Verde Valley residents are doing a great job, too.

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