Legitimate Reason Or Excuse For Increase In Greenville Crime

If you have been watching WITN or checking out witn.com in recent weeks you know there has been an increase in crime in Greenville. You also know Greenville Police Chief William Anderson is taking heat because of it.

If you have been watching WITN or checking out witn.com in recent weeks you know there has been an increase in crime in Greenville. You also know Greenville Police Chief William Anderson is taking heat because of it.

Crime statistics released by Attorney General Roy Cooper's office show crime in North Carolina increased one tenth of a percent in 2007. The increase in Greenville was eight percent, the second highest increase out of fifteen of the largest cities in the state.

An online petition titled "Fire Chief Anderson," blames him for the increase citing poor leadership and management. The petition, with anonymous and signed comments, calls for an investigation of the police department.

Greenville mayor Pat Dunn has already said the city fully backs Chief Anderson. The Southern Christian Leadership Conference also supports the chief. SCLC Chairman Reginald Walton says it's ridiculous to blame Chief Anderson for the increase in crime. Walton says, "The city of Greenville is actually growing and with growth comes crime."

What do you think about attributing an increase in crime to an increase in growth? Or do you think there is more to it? We would love to hear your thoughts. I would also love to hear from any current or former officers. You can email me at dave.jordan@witntv.com.

 

 

 

Read More Blogs
Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WITN

275 E. Arlington Blvd. Greenville, NC 27858 252-439-7777
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability