Cheyenne Police Say Most Crimes Are Down
Cheyenne Police say most types of crime are down in the city compared to last year.
Police Chief Brain Kozak on KGAB radio this week didn't cite any hard numbers. But he did say burglaries, larcenies, sexual assaults, aggravated assaults and simple assaults are all down in the city.
The chief also noted there haven;t been any homicides in the city so far in 2016, adding "let's pray that continues."
The chief did say armed robberies and stolen vehicles are up in the city. But while he says that while those crimes are up in Cheyenne, the local rate for those offenses is still well below the national averages for communities the size of Cheyenne.
The chief also noted the department has started a new program for dealing with domestic violence cases that features a domestic violence victim advocate who goes with police officers on domestic violence calls.
Kozak says that while the police officer investigates whether a crime has been committed, the advocate counsels the victim.
The advocate is not a police officer. The funding for the program is being covered by a federal grant.