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The Payson Police Department's records show the index crime rate rose slightly between 2012 and 2013.

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Payson’s crime rate rises – maybe ...

The strange case of the rapes that weren’t

Payson police noted an overall increase in the 2013 crime rate with a jump in thefts and assaults. The report also suggested an alarming increase in rape cases, but a closer look at the numbers revealed flaws in the department’s reporting system.

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