Our Past

1997: County crime rate lowest in five years, in spite of perceptions

Compiled by Erin M. Gentz
Posted 1/19/22

Jan. 22, 1997: A survey conducted by the Scott County Sheriff’s Department found that one-third of county residents felt that crime had increased in rural areas of the county. In reality, crime was the lowest it had been in five years. The department had recently formed the Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving Unit (C.O.P.P.S.) to help educate the public through crime prevention, neighborhood watch programs and open communication.

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