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Joplin Police Department release 2016 crime numbers

The Joplin Police Department has released the 2016 Annual Crime IMPACT numbers. Those statistics are presented here. The key numbers show a 3% rise in total violent crime along with a 6% rise in total property crimes leading to an overall rise of 5% in total IMPACT Crime. Although there was an increase compared to 2015, 2016 showed a decrease when compared to 2014. In the violent crime category, sixteen more rapes were reported in 2016 from 2015. The majority of those crimes were r…

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