August 22, 2014
The Payson Police Department's records show the index crime rate rose slightly between 2012 and 2013.
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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.