Crime statistics show that a higher crime rate in the first quarter of a year doesn’t necessarily lead to higher rate for the whole year. (Data source: RPD)

Crime statistics show that a higher crime rate in the first quarter of a year doesn’t necessarily lead to higher rate for the whole year. (Data source: RPD)

Crime rises in first quarter of 2015; police force vacancies a challenge

Earlier this month, Richmond Police Chief Chris Magnus alerted the community of a 9 to 10 percent increase in both violent and property crimes in Richmond in the first quarter of 2015, compared to the same period from 2014. According to crime statistics released by the Richmond Police Department (RPD), there were 1,087 property crimes in...

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