If numbers are your thing, then the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office year-end statistics for 2018 provide plenty of them.

Sheriff Kyle Dukes presented his office’s commissary report and year-end statistics to the county commissioners Tuesday. As he only took over the position Jan. 1 after being elected in November, he didn’t comment to the commissioners about the statistics.

The numbers do speak for themselves, and one of the loudest things they had to say was calls to Kosciusko 911 Communication Center was up by 13.9% in 2018 over 2017. In 2017, Central Dispatch received 80,174 calls for service. That increased by 11,181 to 91,355 in 2018.

A majority (76,367) of the dispatch calls were for law enforcement, followed by EMS at 9,669 and fire at 5,319.

The KCSO had the most calls for service at 26,374, with 23,205 of those calls being assigned an officer response. Warsaw Police Department was second with 22,823 calls for service and 21,738 of those assigned an officer response.

Lutheran EMS had the third highest calls for service at 7,430, with 7,062 of those necessitating an EMS response.

Other departments with more than 1,000 calls assigned a unit included Winona Lake Police at 4,950; Syracuse Police at 6,011; Pierceton Police at 1,579; Milford Police at 2,444; North Webster Police at 3,125; Silver Lake Police at 1,991; Claypool Police at 2,103; communications at 6,712; Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory at 2,754; and Syracuse EMS at 1,172.

Topping the list of KCSO calls for service by nature of the call in 2018 was follow-up calls at 2,092. Property damage accidents accounted for 1,449 calls, with citizen’s assist at 1,283, traffic stops at 1,243, title checks at 1,097 and welfare checks at 1,019.

Calls for the sheriff’s office involving potential crimes included battery, 186; bomb threat, 2; burglary complaint, 247; child abuse, 27; child molesting, 32; child neglect, 13; custody complaint, 181; death investigation, 6; domestic complaint, 395; drowning, 7; drug complaint, 247; drug overdose, 53; fraud/attempted fraud, 243; gunshot wound, 2; harassment, 256; identity theft, 23; indecent exposure, 10; mental person, 286; missing person, 69; prowler, 47; rape, 13; robbery, 11; runaway, 54; personal injury shooting, 3; shots fired, 67; stabbing, 3; stalking, 8; suicide, 8; suicide attempt, 19; auto theft, 92; theft, 574; threat to life, 162; violation protection order, 125; and window peeper, 2.

The 2018 jail summary report states that in 2018 there were 3,952 booked, an increase over the 3,840 people booked in 2017.

Of those booked in 2018, men accounted for 3,123 (up from 2,797 in 2017) and women 829 (down from 916 in 2017).

The daily average jail population in 2018 was 329, compared to 242 in 2017. Men accounted for the majority in both years at 260 and 174 respectively.

The report states the top 10 charges in the jail for 2018 were drugs at 728; failure to appear at 593; driving while intoxicated at 394; theft/burglary/robbery at 373; parole/probation violations at 275; traffic offenses, 189; battery, 152; public intoxication, 36; possession of alcohol by a minor, 22; and check deception, 18.

The Kosciusko County Work Release Center report for 2018 indicates 157 new inmates were booked in to Work Release. Of those, 121 were men and 36 women. The highest population for 2018 was 78 inmates at one time. Seven Community Transition Program inmates were taken in from the Indiana Department of Corrections, with $8,050 billed to the state for the Kosciusko County General Fund.

Collections for the year is for housing/rent and for drug testing from inmates using the Work Release program. From men, rent paid was $411,279.08 and drug test fees collected was $11,782.06. From women, rent paid was $142,568.92 and drug test fees collected was $5,565.

The program had nine escapes/failures to return to lawful detention in 2018.

There were 210 cases assigned for investigation at the KCSO. Of those, one was a homicide that was cleared. One hundred percent of robbery, arson, vandalism, drug abuse and other offense cases were cleared, too. Only 62 percent – five of eight cases – of sex offense cases were cleared in 2018, which was the lowest percentage of cases cleared last year.