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BEND, OR -- The Deschutes county crime rate has dropped almost 16-per cent since 2014. District Attorney John Hummel credits a holistic approach to crime and  coordination between law enforcement and other agencies. He says addressing the root causes of crime, including addiction, mental health and homelessness, has played an important role in the crime rate drop. Hummel says the state crime rate has dropped only 9-per cent in the last five years. The crime rate in Bend is down 4-and-a-half per cent and the Redmond crime rate fell 8-per cent since 2014.

 

 

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