Wilton Police Blame Drug Addiction For Town's Increase In Crime

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Wilton Police officials believe a sharp increase in property crimes could be the result of a growing narcotics problem.
Wilton Police officials believe a sharp increase in property crimes could be the result of a growing narcotics problem. Photo Credit: File

WILTON, Conn. -- Wilton police say they believe a sharp spike in crime in town is the result of a growing narcotics problem in the region, according to the Wilton Bulletin. 

Property crimes in Wilton rose dramatically in 2013, reversing a 10-year run of decline. Burglaries jumped from 17 in 2012 to 58 in 2013. Larcenies also saw an increase of 39 reported incidents, The Wilton Bulletin reported. 

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