RICHMOND, VA (WWBT)- The top two crimes Richmond Police see are destruction of property and hit and run - and the neighborhood hit the most is the Fan.
In 2011 and 2012 combined, RPD saw almost 7,000 (6,668) incidents of destruction of property. That's the most out of any crime category on the department's list. 484 of them were in the Fan - the most when compared to other neighborhoods.
We broke down the numbers with Lt. Erlan Marshall, who protects the Fan. We wanted to find out why he thinks his officers get these calls.
"Seeing as how the Fan has an intricate network of streets, and we're in an urban environment," said Marshall.
Lt. Marshall also says the high population of people in their late teens and early twenties, also contributes to the issue. But here's the important thing to remember: