Mesa County Violent Crime on Decade-Long Climb

2016 was one of the most vioelnt years on record.

MESA COUNTY, Colo. - It was a tragic start for the Grand Valley in 2016 as at this time last year, the community was mourning the loss of Mesa County Sheriff's Deputy Derek Geer.

Unfortunately in the months to follow, violent incidents continued to take place around the Grand  Valley causing 2016 to be one of the worst years for violent crime according to statistics from Grand Valley law enforcement agencies.

However as News Channel 5 reporter Brandon Thompson found out, the spike in violent crime in 2016, is just a part of a decade long trend.

Watch his special report in the video above.

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