Sunday, March 10, 2013

Crime down!


Seguin's crime rate slides
Bob Thaxton - Seguin Gazette
SEGUIN — A look at the statistics show Seguin is safer today than it was just a few years ago.
The Seguin Police Department’s annual report to the FBI for 2012 show that the city’s crime rate has gone down.

“We’ve had a 17 percent decrease since 2008,” Police Chief Kevin Kelso said Friday in going over the department’s annual report.

The 17 percent decrease is based on a comparison of the annual rates of what the FBI categorizes as Part 1 crimes — homicide, rape, robbery and other serious offenses.

Seguin’s rate of Part 1 crimes has been calculated at 4873.9 for 2012, a decrease of 6.5 percent from the rate of 5212.9 for 2011 and a decrease of 16.8 percent from the rate of 5856.2 for 2008.

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