Myrtle Beach releases stats for Bikefest 2015
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The 2015 statistics for the Atlantic Beach Bikefest have been released by the City of Myrtle Beach.
The addition of other law enforcement agencies made an impact on the decrease of crimes reported, according to the report.
No homicides were reported in 2015. Last year saw the most crimes reported, totaling three.
The drop in the number of reports for weapon offenses dropped from 23 in 2014 to six in 2015.
Last year saw the greatest number of reports for the said crime, police said.
Six armed robberies were reported in comparison to seven reported crimes in 2014.
Residential breaking and entering
Residential breaking and entering crimes increased. Police said three crimes were reported this year. In 2014, none were reported.
Motel/Hotel room breaking and entering
Police responded to six reports of hotel room break-ins. That number decreased from 11 reported crimes in 2013 and eight said crimes last year.
Nearly 20 motorcycles were reported stolen, according to police. Last year, 10 motorcycles were reported stolen.
Police said the amount of stolen bikes recovered more than doubled this year, compared to 2014.
The greatest number of bikes reported stolen was in 2013. Statistics showed 42 motorcycles were reported stolen in Myrtle Beach.
More than 40 tickets were issued for drug possession, according to police. In 2015, 65 tickets were issued. Last year's Bikefest saw the largest amount of drug possession crimes reported.
Aggravated battery and assault of an aggravated nature
Police said nine reports of ABHAN were issued in 2015. The same amount was issued in 2014, according to statistics.
Accidents caused traffic to snarl multiple times from Thursday to Monday. Myrtle Beach police said 134 crashes were reported, one of which was fatal. In 2014, police said the most crashes were reported totaling 177 collisions.
Police said 12 people were arrested for driving under the influence in 2015. That number increased from 2014 when 11 people were charged with the said crime.
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