BELTON — Crime ticked upward in Belton in 2013.
Police Chief Gene Ellis told the Belton City Council the city experienced a 12 percent overall increase in reported crimes last year. The largest increases were in assault, which went from 453 incidents in 2012 to 559 in 2013, and theft, which grew from 588 incidents in 2012 to 710 in 2013.
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