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Arrests dipped in 2020 as COVID barred minor offenses from jail
Despite murder surge, Statesboro crime rate fell
W Mike Broadhead
Statesboro Police Chief Mike Broadhead
The Statesboro Police Department made 40% fewer arrests in 2020 than the year before. The decline has been attributed mostly to a two-month pandemic shutdown on many local activities followed by a prohibition on booking nonviolent misdemeanor suspects into the Bulloch County Jail.
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