Police Calls In White Center Up By Nearly 24% Over Last Year, Says KCSO

After the early morning shooting death of a 23-year old woman in White Center (read our report here), Tuesday afternoon (Aug. 16), the King County Sheriff’s Office released new information on crime statistics in the White Center area, revealing that overall dispatched calls for service are up by nearly 24% over last year.

“The most frequent calls include public drunkenness, area checks, trespass, disturbances (including noise and fights), family disturbances and suspicious circumstances,” said Deputy Travis DeFries, Acting Public Information Officer. “The category that increased noticeably ā€“ is drunkenness ā€“ up to 142 in 2011 from 85 in 2010.”

That’s a 67% increase in responses to public drunkenness.

DeFries adds that violent crimes, including robberies and aggravated assaults, are also up slightly this year compared to last.

“There was one homicide last year, in May 2010, and now one this year,” he said. “Ironically, it was at the same intersection. There is no connection between the two homicides and the intersection or area itself.”

The Sheriff’s Office says it will continue “to work with the citizens and business owners of White Center to improve public safety.”

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