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Family service, school incident numbers rose in 2022

By Reed Anfinson

One of the more concerning statistics presented by Swift County Sheriff John Holtz in his annual report to county board of commissioners was the increase in the number of family services calls involving child abuse or neglect.

After falling from 69 to 66 from 2020 to 2021, they jumped to 92 last year. “Unfortunately, we are seeing a big bump with that,” Chief Deputy Mike Hoffman said.

At the same time, the number of incidents happening at schools also increased, the data from the 2022 sheriff’s office report shows.

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