2020 Ocean City police stats show crime increasing

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OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Police statistics show crime in a popular Maryland tourist destination spiked in 2020 for the first time in five years.

According to the Salisbury Daily Times, an annual report from the Ocean City Police Department showed a 21% increase in Part 1 crime, which includes rape, robbery, assault and other offenses. The largest spikes occurred in assaults, according to the report.

There were no reported homicides.


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