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Heroin Cases, Phone Scams Up in Leesburg

Leesburg Police release quarterly crime report.

Heroin Cases, Phone Scams Up in Leesburg
The Leesburg Police Department released a quarterly report on crime in the town for the first three months of of the year.

The data showed calls for service have increased 6 percent, from 10,831 for the same period in 2013 to 11,484 for the first three months of 2014.

Other trends noted by the department: 
  • Decreases in all major crime indicators (Group A, Part 1, Violent Crime, Property Crime)
  • Significant decrease in Larcenies (shoplifting) showing positive results from “Blitzes” 
  • Increase of 2 events in Robbery category (street robberies) 
  • Increases in Narcotic cases — seeing more heroin cases than same period last year
  • Attempted Fraud /impersonation cases increased similar to region wide trend (person(s) identifying themselves as law enforcement or IRS and attempting to get money in return for not prosecuting). 
This information is posted monthly on the Town of Leesburg’s webpage at  leesburgva.gov/police as well as the police department’s Facebook page located at  facebook.com/leesburgvapolice.

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