2022 nationwide crime stats may be inaccurate

(Hillsboro) According to some reports, nationwide crime statistics have decreased this year, but that may not be true. Jefferson County Sheriff Dave Marshak says there are several cities and even entire states that have not reported their numbers.

Lieutenant Colonel Tim Whitney says, unlike some other agencies, the sheriff’s office has never failed to report its numbers accurately.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office will be reporting its final 2022 crime statistics sometime in January or February. The end of the 3rd quarter stats released in September resulted in some crimes increasing and others on the decline.