HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Crimes against people are up and crimes against property are down on South Carolina’s Hilton Head Island in the first quarter of 2017.

The Island Packet reports (http://bit.ly/2pAOOM3)that the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office report states there were 25 crimes against people, up from nine crimes against people in the same period in 2016. The 2017 statistics include 17 aggravated assaults, six robberies and two forcible rapes. Last year’s first quarter did see one murder, but crimes against people were significantly lower than in 2014 and 2015.

Crimes against property were the lowest in four years, at 140 total. Burglary and larceny saw significant dips from the first quarter of 2016, although auto theft was up from four in 2016 to seven in 2017.

Information from: The Island Packet, http://www.islandpacket.com

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