Gulfport is not known for big crime stories. Quality of life is important to folks in this coastal town.
But occasionally, a local crime story hits the news and captures the interest of readers.
Here are the Most Read Crime Stories of 2012, listed in the order of reader interest:
1.) ER Doc Arrested for Child Sex Battery
2.) Gulfport Hardware Owner Charged With Arson After Shop Burns Down
4.) Police Chase Hits 90 Mph With Toddler In Stolen Car
5.) 16-Year-Old Arrested For Nearly 50 Grams of Marijuana
6.) Child Molestation Charges Filed Against Gulfport Man
7.) Former Gulfport Parks Employee Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison
8.) ATM Robber Bites Man Trying to Help Eldery Victim
9.) Underage Sex Sting Nets 43 in the Tampa Bay Area
10.) Is There a Serial Arsonist in Gulfport?