Officials Comment On Crime Numbers During Pandemic-Brevard NC
Last updated 7/6/2020 at 5:08pm
Transylvania County law enforcement are reporting that overall criminal incidents and traffic accidents in 2020 are declining or holding steady but with increases in aggravated assault in the period between March and June when Gov. Roy Cooper issued stay at home and safer at home orders.
“A direct comparison between March to June of 2019 versus March to June 2020 shows an overall 18.2 percent decrease in our incidents that had been reported to our office,” said Transylvania County Sheriff David Mahoney.
Brevard Police Chief Phil Harris said calls for service have been fairly steady a...