Associated Press Published

Huntington Police Report Less Crime, More Arrests


The Huntington Police Department reports that crime was down but arrests were up in the city last year.

Preliminary statistics released Wednesday show that total reported offenses were down nearly 5 percent. However, arrests increased more than 6 percent.

Drug offenses and DUI arrests both increased by about one-fourth. Prostitution arrests were up 83 percent.

Serious crimes as defined by the FBI decreased by nearly 5 percent. These crimes include murder, rape, aggravated assault, robbery, burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft.

Officers answered nearly 45,000 calls for service, an increase of nearly 3 percent.