Crime in most categories is on the way down in Alton, so overall, it is a good news report, according to the Mayor. Theft numbers are down 10% as compared to this time last year, while robbery was down 67%. Sex offenses are down 100%.
Alton Mayor Brant Walker says much of the property crime is related to drug addicts stealing to support their habit.
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Drug arrests are also up as compared to last May. Arrests for cannabis increased by 2, while arrests for controlled substances have tripled.