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QPD says crime lower in 2022

QPD says crime lower in 2022

8 months, 3 weeks ago by Scott Hardy

Annual report says Quincy safer city than five other similar-sized cities in Illinois

The Quincy Police Department says that crime was down in 2022, and that Quincy is safer than other similar-size cities in Illinois.

That information was released Monday in the Department's annual report to the Quincy City Council. In the report, Police Chief Adam Yates says that both Violent and Property Crimes were down compared to 2021, and that Index Crimes also fell in 2022. He says that the numbers for murder, forcible rape, Aggravated Assault or Battery, robbery, burglaries, motor vehicle thefts and arson all fell. Chief Yates noted that most numbers were also down from previous years. He also said that the total number of calls his department received was down last year by over 8,000 from 2021. Chief Yates says in the report that Quincy reported mostly fewer crimes than at least five other Illinois cities similar in size. They include DeKalb, Belleville, Pekin, Urbana and Danville. The report shows that Quincy led in none of the violent or property crimes reported on, and was near the bottom in nearly all categories. He says that the numbers reinforce his belief that Quincy is a very safe city, due to the relationships the Department has formed with the community.

( Chief Adam Yates :17 )

The report also says that in 2022, 85% of traffic stops made by the QPD in 2022 involved whites, while 12% involved African Americans, and just over 2 per cent involved Hispanics or Latinos. The full report is available in the link below. 

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