Huntington Police Report Less Crime, More Arrests

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – The Huntington Police Department reports that crime was down but arrests were up in the city last year.

Preliminary statistics released Wednesday show that total reported offenses were down nearly 5 percent. However, arrests increased more than 6 percent.

Drug offenses and DUI arrests both increased by about one-fourth. Prostitution arrests were up 83 percent.

Serious crimes as defined by the FBI decreased by nearly 5 percent. These crimes include murder, rape, aggravated assault, robbery, burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft.

Officers answered nearly 45,000 calls for service, an increase of nearly 3 percent.