HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT)- The Henderson Police Department released 2019 crime statistics Wednesday showing a 14 percent drop from 2018. Overall, Henderson experienced 1919 reported crimes in 2019, down from 2237 in 2018.
Most categories saw a drop in crime from 2018, most notably robbery of a person, which fell over 83 percent and theft from auto, which dropped over 55 percent.
Henderson Police reclassified shoplifting from “theft from building” to “all other theft,” which caused a significant change in those figures from 2018. However, Henderson Police Chief Heath Cox said that shoplifting numbers remained “relatively unchanged” from 2018.
Aggravated assault and business burglary saw increases from 2018. Murder also saw an increase, from one in 2018 to three in 2019.
Cox thanked the citizens of Henderson, saying “I believe our citizens have been helpful this year in reporting suspicious behavior in their neighbors and we really rely on our citizens participation because we realize we can’t be everywhere throughout the city.”
(This story was originally published on January 8, 2020)