KWTX reported on Friday that the biggest city in the Central Texas area has seen a major drop in their crime rate from 2017 to 2018.

Killeen Police Department said, “We are pleased to announce that during 2018, the City of Killeen experienced a significant decline in murders and robberies compared to 2017,” Chief Charles Kimble said. “The community’s commitment and effort to combat crime has been on the right path and continues to be, in becoming a safer city.”

The Killeen Police Department reported this immense drop in their crime rate from reports from the FBI’s Unified Crime Report. The Unified Crime Report from the FBI shows drops that occur in rapes, murders, robberies, and aggravated assaults.

According to Killeen Police Department there has been a 61 percent decrease in murders, 54 percent decrease in robberies, 52 percent decrease in aggravated assault, and a 22 percent decrease in rapes.

The numbers for non-violent crimes show a slight drop, but not as substantial as the drop in violent crimes. There was a 25 percent drop in burglaries, 6 percent drop in larceny, and a 56 percent drop in the theft of vehicles. In total, there was an overall drop of 18 percent in crime from 2017 to 2018.

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