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Westchester Among 24 NY Counties To See Increase In Crime

The Hudson Valley had several counties see an uptick in crime last year.
The Hudson Valley had several counties see an uptick in crime last year. Photo Credit: File

Three counties in the Hudson Valley were among 24 in New York State to see an uptick in crime over the past year.

According to the New York State Division of Criminal Services, Westchester, Putnam and Orange Counties were among those that saw an increase in crime in New York from 2015 to 2016 to create a “crime index” that includes both violent and property crimes.

Putnam County saw an increase of 16 crimes per 100,000 residents, though there was a slight downturn in population. In Westchester, officials saw an increase of 28 crimes per 100,000 residents, though the population increased and nearly 300 additional crimes were committed. Orange County expanded its population by more than 2,000 and saw an increase of 10 crimes per 100,000 residents.

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