Crime overall hold steady
On the whole, the number of crimes reported to Grand Forks police held steady in 2008 compared to the year before, but violent crime bucked that trend, jumping 18 percent, according to statistics released Wednesday.
The stats show that aggravated assaults, those in which a weapon is used or a victim is seriously injured, have been increasing since 2005 and were punctuated by a 37-percent spike in 2008.
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