Behind the numbers: Economy, population factors in crime rate
by Amanda Ryker and Jessica Loeding
Apr 22, 2012 | 1583 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
* Editor's note: This is the second in a three-part series looking at a decade of crime in Bartow County.

More people and less money: Those two factors lie at the center of what drove up Bartow County's crime rate in the middle of the past decade, officials say.

On April 15, The Daily Tribune News reported that, despite the national trend of declining property and violent crimes, local agencies had seen fluctuations ahead of and in conjunction with the economic downturn.

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