State Crime Rate Down; Davie’s Goes Up

Published 12:00 am Monday, August 13, 2012

By Jackie Seabolt
Enterprise Record

The crime rate in North Carolina is the lowest it’s been since 1977, according to a recent report by the attorney general.
But, while overall crime has dropped, some geographic areas saw increases in reported crimes. Davie County is one of those areas, according to Sheriff’s Chief J.D. Hartman.
“Some regions had a rise in certain crimes and Davie is one of them.” Hartman said that crime statistics for Davie show an increase in burglaries and larcenies.
“Between last Thursday and Sunday there were nine homes broken into and 12 cars broken into,” Hartman said.
Property crimes in Davie went up from 2,300 in 2010 to 2,419 in 2011.
“So keep an eye on your neighbors house and if you see anything suspicious, call us.”
Hartman said three neighbors who live near a Davie home saw unfamiliar vehicles at the house last week but did not report it.
“Anything you think is out of the ordinary we’d appreciate a call just to check it out …