MEXICO — Police Chief Roy Hodsdon said his department responded to a record number of complaints in 2016.

The count was 3,047, 568 more than in 2015.

“Drugs is pushing everything,” he said.

The result has been an increase in child abuse and domestic assaults, Hodsdon said.

On the plus side, the chief said the number of burglaries and thefts is down slightly. He credited that to the eight to 16 people active in the Neighborhood Watch Program.

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