Carthage Police Crime-Solving Rises Above the National Average

By Gretchen Bolander

Published 06/12 2014 05:20PM

Updated 06/12 2014 08:13PM

CARTHAGE, MO.--- Carthage police are beating the national average for the number of cases solved. The Carthage Police Department saw 62% of cases closed in 2013. That compares to about 45% across the nation. Carthage Police Chief Greg Dagnan says those type of numbers show that investigators and the whole department are working together to solve crimes

"We're talking about anything when you're thinking about moving to a community, any of those types of crimes you're looking for. Not only the violent crimes: rapes, robberies, murders, but also how likely are you to be the victim of a theft or even a simple assault," said Greg Dagnan, Carthage Police Chief.

There were 776 of these cases reported last year, with officers resolving 478 of them.

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