Norwich crime rates on par with 2007

NORWICH – The Norwich Police Department released its annual report earlier this month, summarizing the law enforcement and criminal activity in the City of Norwich.

The report is required by the city’s regulations to be made each year, and it marks in detail the activities of the department, including arrests, complaints and notes any events that require special police attention.

“It’s important for the public, who pays for our services, to know what it is they are paying for,” said Norwich Police Chief Joseph Angelino.

The report also includes extensive details on the types of crimes committed, the number committed and also compares them to the 2007 review. It contains all motor vehicle accidents that police responded to and what caused each.

Some police agencies have seen a rise in some of their criminal figures, prompting them to blame the souring economy for the increase in activity.

“It may be somewhat of a factor, but in my experience, honest people are usually honest and dishonest people are usually dishonest, no matter what the state of the economy,” said Angelino.

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