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911 calls down in Carolina Beach

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CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WECT) - Police in the City of Wilmington seem to have their hands full, but it's a different story for several beach towns in New Hanover County.

The Fourth of July weekend was a busy one for every agency, but looking at the big picture - there are less problems for police in Carolina Beach.

911 calls, and calls from officers on duty, are down for every month so far this year compared to last year.

There has been a decrease of more than 400 calls for just the month of June.

The new interim chief points to several factors for this decrease - one being increased patrols.

Interim Chief Harry Humphries says a stronger police presence in neighborhoods and the boardwalk is keeping people in line, but there is still the occasional trouble with a tourist here and there.

"They're not here for vacation, they're here to have somebody else pay for their vacation, so they're going to find something to break into or something to steal that they can pawn or sell on the street," said Interim Chief Harry Humphries with the Carolina Beach Police

Carolina Beach is not alone with the quieter days.

The Chief of Wrightsville Beach Police says 911 calls are much lower for them as well.

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