Arrest Numbers In Wyoming Change Little From 2012 To 2013
Arrests in 2013 across Wyoming have remained mostly consistent compared to 2012.
The Wyoming Association of Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police, recently released its latest Alcohol and Crime in Wyoming report.
In 2013, alcohol related arrests were down four percent compared to 2012, while drug involved arrests were up two percent, and meth involved arrests were up one percent.
Richard Adrianens is the Police Chief in Sheridan and the President of the Wyoming Association of Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police
He says the report helps back up what law enforcement units already know, and it can be used to get support from city councilors, county commissioners and/or legislators.
"We can't arrest our way out of this situation. Law enforcement is one tool, in the tool box, so we need to do a lot of other things. There's a lot of things that we can do as a community, which is really what we're trying to reach out to."
Adrianens adds that out of the arrests made in 2013, about eight out of 10 are male, and the average age is 36.