Nick McWilliams reporting – Although many municipalities have reported increases in police calls last year, Dover saw a noticeable dip.

Safety and Human Resources Director Gerry Mroczkowski gave the city’s total call reports, as compared to 2019.

According to Mroczkowski, most of the major categories for calls were down, some drawing thousands fewer reports.

Complaints are down over 2,500, traffic citations are down 368, misdemeanor arrests were down 197, traffic accidents down 195, injury accidents down 22 and prisoners jailed is down 39.”

Although those numbers are positive, Mroczkowski noted an uptick in felony arrests. 

He adds that while it might be a positive sign in terms of crime in the city, much of the lower totals are likely due to the coronavirus, quarantines and residents leaving their homes less often. 

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