Vigo County seeing positive trend in crime rates

VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) – A few days into June and the Vigo County crime rates show some positive trends.

Deputies haven’t seen major high profile crimes in the county limits.

“This year has been a quiet year. We have not had any murders so far this year, and that’s a great thing,” said Sheriff Greg Ewing.

The Sheriff attributed the trend to a few things: One being the weather.

“The harsh winter that we had really brought our crime levels down and at the time our inmates in the jail down,” he explained. “It was so bitter cold and the criminals didn’t want to operate in the winter time.”

High felonies are low, but smaller crimes are already ramping up.

“Now as we’re entering all these nice, warm days we’re starting to see burglaries and car break ins,” Ewing continued.

Cold case investigations and even arrests. That’s another positive trend connected to it all.

“When you do find those breaks, that gives you a chance to go back and take a look at some things you did in the past and see if you can drum up anything new,” said Ewing.

Those numbers are from Vigo County alone.

We do know several other counties and even within Terre Haute saw a number of high profile cases, like homicides, within the year.

But right now, the trend in Vigo County sounds promising.

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