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By Jim Wallace - bio | email ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Police say one benefit of the arctic blast, has been to reduce the crime rate, and their number of calls for service.
Dougherty County Police say they're getting fewer calls, especially at night.
In the first six days of December, Dougherty County Police averaged 125 calls per day. So far in the first six days of January, They've averaged only about 100.
Investigators say it's pretty clear crooks are not as active in the bitter cold.
"Generally we have seen a slowdown in burglaries and that sort of crime, where people are coming from the outside to the inside," said DCP Captain Jimmy Sexton.
Police say the amount of traffic on the roads at night is also down noticeably. County police worked 15 wrecks in the first six days of December but only six so far this month.
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