Killeen PD release 2013 Uniform Crime Report
UPDATED: Monday, January 27, 2014 - 3:57pm
Killeen Police Department — The Killeen Police Department has released its 2013 Part I Uniform Crime Report (UCR) for violent and non-violent crimes. The data released are raw numbers and do not reflect the crime rates for Killeen, Texas. The U.S. Census Bureau has not released the 2013 population estimates for Killeen. Once the population count is provided, a UCR crime rate news release will be issued.
Compared to 2012, Killeen’s 2013 violent crime declined -11.41%. Non-violent crime dropped
-3.91%, and the overall Crime Index decreased -5.00%. Violent crimes consist of Murder, Rape, Robbery, and Aggravated Assault, while non-violent crimes consist of Burglary, Larceny, and Vehicle Thefts. All but one of the seven UCR categories declined in 2013 compared to 2012. There were 14 additional vehicle thefts reported during 2013, which represents a 7.29% increase.
UCR Crime by Category
Murder 6 12 -50.00%
Rape 78 82 -4.88%
Robbery 170 236 -27.97%
Aggravated Assault 499 520 -4.04%
Burglary 1396 1498 -6.81%
Larceny 3189 3296 -3.25%
Vehicle Thefts 206 192 +7.29%
Violent Crime 753 850 -11.41%
Non-violent Crime 4791 4986 -3.91%
- Crime Index 5544 5836 -5.00%
Chief Dennis Baldwin said, “During 2013, Killeen experienced a significant decline in murders and robberies compared to 2012. Moreover, there were reductions in six of the seven UCR categories, which clearly show Killeen is on the right path in becoming a safer city. The community’s commitment and effort to combat crime continue to provide positive results.”
The Killeen Police Department uses a Compstat model as its crime fighting strategy. This strategy allows for efficient use of resources to fight crime and improve citizens’ quality of life. Compstat is data driven and encompasses the use of accurate and timely intelligence, the use of effective and proven police tactics, rapid deployment of people and resources, and relentless follow-up and assessment.