Violent crime up 12% says Riverside County Sheriff’s Department

■ By Sgt. Chris Durham / Riverside County Sheriff Department [Editor’s Note: The Valley Chronicle has requested specific data for the city of San Jacinto and area of service by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Hemet Station, which will be included in a future issue. See this issue for city of Hemet statistics, as delivered by Hemet Police Chief David Brown in a recent address to the City Council.] The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD) has released preliminary crime statistics for 2016, indicating an overall increase of 1.1 percent in all reported FBI Part I crimes. However, in contrast to the overall FBI Part I crime increase, violent crime increased by

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