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Crime report shows noticable rises in incidents across Williamsburg region

Historic Triangle localities saw noticeable rises in crime last year.

Crime is up by 25 percent in Williamsburg over a year ago, up 12 percent in York County and 6 percent in James City County, according to the Virginia State Police's annual crime report.

The report takes into account data from individual localities reported to state police in 2016.

Localities have fared differently in the last five years.

From 2012 through 2016, crime in Williamsburg crime reports are down slightly, with 620 incidents in 2012 and 618 in 2016.

James City County's crime saw 28 percent jump in the past five years. It's population has grown by more than 4,000 people — from...

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