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NEED4AM NUM3ERS

- Law & Order, 1900 -

Police Report
There were 24 arrests in 1900, resulting in 21 convictions and 3 acquittals.
Of those arrested, 23 were males and 1 was female; there were 23 adults, 1 juvenile.

Arrests were for the following crimes:
assault/battery - 6; breaking & entering - 1; larceny - 6; drunkenness - 7; disturbing the peace - 4; child neglect - 1; fraudulently hiring a team - 2.

Fire Report
There were 25 fires reported in 1900, with losses valued at $9092.

The various causes were identified:
child playing with matches - 1; overheated flue - 1; locomotive sparks - 6; incendiaries - 5; brush burning - 2; chicken brooder overheating - 1;
unknown causes - 9.

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