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Taylorville Police spent a lot of time dealing with traffic accidents last year. The Department’s year end reports shows Taylorville officers handled 461 traffic crashes in 2011. Theft was the next big category with theft with officers handling 200 of those cases. The report also lists 180 warrant arrests, 163 criminal damage to property cases, and 103 cases of driving while license suspended or revoked. Alcohol related calls added up to nearly 140 cases. There were 35 aggravated criminal sexual assault cases listed. Altogether the Taylorville Police Department responded to over 15,000 calls in 2011. The averages out to over 40 calls a day.

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