Crime in Petersburg hits a five-year low


January 26, 2023

The Petersburg Police Department released its annual report last week, which includes an array of statistics that give insight into slowing local crime rates.

The total dispatch center calls for service, which includes calls for police, fire, and EMS, saw its lowest activity in five years with 3,356 calls-down almost 400 from 2021.

That number only includes calls for service and does not represent the total number of calls dispatchers receive, which Petersburg Police Department Chief Jim Kerr expected to be five times higher.

Saturdays saw the most calls for service in 2022 with an average of...

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