BRIGHAM CITY -- It has been a lot quieter in Box Elder County recently, according to 2011 crime totals released by Sheriff Lynn Yeates.
Such markers as jail bookings and officer calls were at the lowest point in a decade, Yeates told the Box Elder County Commission on Wednesday.
In 2011, Box Elder Sheriff Department's officers were called out a total of 3,848 times. That compares to 4,145 calls in 2010 and was the lowest in 10 years of recordkeeping. The high point was 2008, when deputies answered 4,600 calls.
Jail bookings declined in 2011, with 1,941 people processed into jail; 2010 saw 1,972 bookings.
Traffic citations were also at the lowest point in 2011. Compared with 2004, when nearly 2,500 traffic citations were written, 2011 saw approximately 800.
Yeates said that, oddly enough, records show the busiest week day for Box Elder deputies is Thursday.
"And summer hasn't started yet," he says. "Things always pick up when the gates open to the Willard peaks," a popular climbing destination.