CHEYENNE – The Cheyenne Police Department has been cracking down on property crime as its primary goal for 2019, and the effort is paying dividends, according to a department news release.

In 2018, Cheyenne had a property crime rate 45% higher than the national average. The department has so far lowered property crime rates by 28% for burglaries, 40% for motor vehicle burglaries and 25% for shoplifting, according to the release.

This decrease is due to a Cheyenne Police partnership with the Laramie County District Attorney’s Office and Laramie County District Court. Most property crime cases are dealt with by the district attorney’s office.

The department will continue to be proactive with property crime, according to the news release, and encourages people to report any suspicious behavior to police.

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