El Paso County crime rates drop in 2013
POSTED: Friday, January 17, 2014 - 12:02pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 4:28pm
El Paso, TX (KTSM) — The El Paso County Sheriff's Office reported county-wide crime statistics for 2013 on Friday and the news for El Paso is good.
According to Mariano Valle, EPCSO Spokesperson, major crimes in El Paso county dropped by 16% in 2013. Major crimes included are murder, aggravated assault, robbery, sex crimes, and thefts.
EPCSO reports that some major crimes had a significant reduction, including Murder which dropped 60% compared with 2012. Aggravated Assault dropped 45% and Robbery declined by 26%.
The news was not all good for the county, however. Burglaries of homes and buildings showed a 14% increase in 2013.
El Paso's unincorporated areas have a total estimated population of 150,000 people. EPCSO say that the population continues to grow ever year and the reduction in overall major crimes demonstrates the partnership between the El Paso community and the Sheriff's Office that has allowed El Paso to maintain our "safest city" designation.