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By Olivia Rose
Pilot Writer 

Crime in Petersburg remained low in 2023


January 18, 2024

The Petersburg Police Department released its annual report for 2023, reflecting a continued trend of low crime in Petersburg.

Compared to 2022, last year resulted in increased jail time and bookings, dispatch calls for service, charged offenses, arrests, and total calls for service. However, most of those 2023 totals are still lower when compared to 2018 through 2021.

In the overall picture, the low crime rate in Petersburg continued in 2023 after the five-year-low seen in 2022.

PPD Chief Jim Kerr attributes this outcome to invested police officers and community relations.

“The community...

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