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Major crime rate in Texas drops in 2012
AUSTIN -- The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has announced that the overall major crime rate in Texas has dropped, while at the same time the actual number of violent crimes committed in Texas increased. According to data compiled by the DPS Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program that was released in the Annual Report of 2012 UCR Data Collection, the overall crime rate -- the number of crimes per 100,000 people in Texas -- decreased by 3 percent in 2012 compared to 2011. However, the crime by volume (the actual number of crimes compared from one year to the next) reflects a 1.2 percent increase in violent crimes from 2011 to 2012.
According to the 2012 UCR data, the violent crime rate was down 0.2 percent compared to 2011, and the property crime rate decreased by 3.4 percent. Although the overall crime rate dropped 3 percent, the crime by volume reflects a 1.2 percent increase in violent crimes from 2011 to 2012, and a decrease of 1.9 percent in property crimes during that same period.
The UCR program collects reported crimes in eight categories (index crimes) from Texas law-enforcement agencies: murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny/theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson.
All of the data for the index crimes, plus data in 38 additional offense categories, can be found at http://www2.fbi.gov/ucr/faqs.htm.
To view the Annual Report of 2012 UCR Data Collection, visit http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/director_staff/public_information/2012CIT.pdf.
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