Ocean City sees increase in Memorial Day visitors

The number of visitors to Ocean City was up more than 8 percent on Memorial Day weekend, according to official estimates.

A city spokeswoman said Demoflush numbers showed an average of more than 251,000 visitors this year compared with 231,000 in 2013. Ocean City uses Demoflush statistics, based on the amount of wastewater used, to determine changes in population from week to week.

"This Memorial Day Weekend will definitely go down as one of the best ones in memory," said Jessica Waters, communications manager for Ocean City, in an email. "Along with perfect beach weather, we had outstanding crowds on the Boardwalk and businesses."

The Ocean City Police Department reported that crime during the weekend was "on par with years past." However, they reported very few criminal incidents.

"This is a great start to the summer considering the increase in the number of visitors that we saw," said Lindsay O'Neal, police spokeswoman.

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