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Crime increased in Montgomery County for third straight year, data shows

February 6, 2024

Overall, crime increased in Montgomery County for the third year in a row. In a briefing before the Montgomery County Council Public Safety Committee, legislative analyst Susan Farag laid out the data: Auto thefts spiked by 131%, Carjackings rose by 28.6%, Crimes under the category “crimes against society,” including drug offenses, fell by 13.8%, Crimes under the category “crimes against persons,” including homicides, rose 6.6%.

Article Source: WTOP

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