|(Seguin) -- Every six months, the Seguin Police Department is obligated to take a look at the number of crimes being reported in the city, and compare that data to previous years. |
This year, the Seguin Police Department is proud to announce that from 2012 to 2017, the Annual Crime Report and Racial Profiling Reports show that there has been an 18 percent decrease overall in the UCR Crime Rate and a 10.5 percent decrease in Part 1 crimes reported during that same time period.
The Uniform Crime Report (UCR) looks at seven major types of crime and calculates the rate based on the number of reports the department received per 100,000 population. The year 2017 continued with the trend of seeing a decrease in reported crimes. In 2016, Seguin's crime rate increased slightly by just over 4 percent and in 2017, it decreased slightly by 4.2 percent from last year.
Crime in the United States has been on a slow rise after a decade of record lows. Many cities are experiencing dramatic increases in violent crime, especially those hit hardest by waning economic times. Seguin PD officials say it has been fortunate to be on the other side of that trend.
“We are happy and proud to report to the City Council and community that crime has decreased and Seguin is much safer,” said Police Chief Kevin Kelso.“We hope that this report encourages persistent crime prevention efforts which results in continuing the downward trend of crime in Seguin. It takes all of us working together because results like this quite frankly do not happen by luck or by accident.”
The report has been submitted to Seguin Mayor Don Keil and to members of the Seguin City Council for review.