Year to Date Statistics Show Crime is Down in Killeen
The city of Killeen is happy to see a decrease in violent crime so far in 2018.
KWTX has shared the report from Killeen Police Chief Charles Kimble that shows a decrease in cases of murder, rape, robbery, assault, burglaries, and auto theft so far this year compared to 2017.
The snapshot in the photo above reflects the following decrease in the following crimes:
Crime 2017 2018
- Murder 7 1
- Robbery 62 40
- Assault 103 52
- Burglary 266 207
- Larceny 463 467
- Vehicle Theft 140 59
Kimble became the city's police chief in September of last year and he told the city council his first 30 days would be spent assessing strengths and weaknesses in the department. He encourages residents to take simple steps like locking their car doors every time which can make a big difference in crime prevention.