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Clegg says crime is down in Ulster County

Dec 29, 2023 12:45 pm

Outgoing Ulster County District Attorney David Clegg writes a guest column in the Daily Freeman where he says, "Here in Ulster County, the crime rate has gone down." He reports statistics from the Division of Justice Services that show the overall crime rate in Ulster County has gone down in each year from 2019 to 2022. Both violent crime and property crimes rates fell during that period in Ulster County. Clegg, who did not run for reelection, writes, "Statistics from The Gun Involved Violence Elimination Initiative which our office does in partnership with the Kingston Police Department shows that after a spike in shootings during the pandemic, total incidents in 2022 and 2023 are sharply lower than in 2019. At this point in 2023, the total number of shooting incidents is less than 50 percent of what it was in 2019." His outgoing message also bragged about modernization in his office, and that, "Our case management has been totally digitalized." Read the entire guest column in the Daily Freeman.