According to Riley County Police Director Bradley Schoen crime rates are on the rise in the areas of thefts, and aggravated assaults.
Schoen says those two categories can be problematic to prevent, and especially with aggravated batteries as many of those incidents are domestics and occur behind closed doors until the police are finally notified.
Schoen says his department is working within the community to help prevent those types of aggravated batteries. Those measures include working with local mental health agencies, and the Riley County attorney’s office with repeat offenders.
Director Schoen says while these numbers aren’t good news they aren’t suprising when put in perspective of the long run rates over time. Crime rates have been down the last two consecutive years.