El Paso Has Lowest Murder Rate in 46 Years

El Paso Has Lowest Murder Rate in 46 Years

POSTED: Saturday, January 1, 2011 - 3:19am

UPDATED: Saturday, January 1, 2011 - 4:47pm

EL PASO— The Sun City had the lowest murder rate recorded in 46 years, making it only the third time a single digit number has been recorded in fifty years.

The El Paso Police Department released the data from the Uniform Crime Reports in Austin, Texas.

Only 5 murders were recorded in 2010, a number also recorded in 1964. The year 1965 was also a single digit year with only 9 murders being recorded.

Last year, the city had 13 murders total recorded.

The year with the most murders for the city was in 1993, with a total of 56 murders being recorded. The year 1980 follows closely behind with 54 murders.


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yeah right that number should be 6, because the suicide in december at the buget inn motel seems to be a bit suspicous. but i suppose el paso police department might not of wanted to do extra work to investigate this further. justice someday may be served for the victim. until then i guess it is easier to write this off as another drug addict who took his own life.

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