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Report: Drop In Child Abuse Cases In Post Falls

The Post Falls Police Department released information about how 2011 went for the law enforcement agency.

As the economy struggled, some people's business dropped off, but the Post Falls Police Department was dealing with one of the busiest call seasons ever.

To be specific, 24,423 people called in for service. That's the second highest call level on record.

The police department is pleased to see many crime rates drop off. The most significant, according to Police Chief Scot Haug, was in child abuse.

The agency saw a 36 percent reduction in child abuse cases compared to 2010.

It's hard to pinpoint one reason but Chief Haug said educating the community on this type of crime as well as convicting criminals on child abuse cases helped.

Despite the advancement in certain areas, the Post Falls Police Department said there is still a lot of work to be done, wanting to see improvements in crimes like vandalism, thefts and burglaries.

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