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Killeen Police Department releases 2019 uniform crime report

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Posted at 1:14 PM, Feb 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-28 14:15:16-05

KILLEEN, TX — The Killeen Police Department has released its 2019 Part 1 Uniform Crime Report.

The report is for violent and not violent crimes and are composed of raw numbers. This does not reflect the crime rates for Killeen.

Compared to 2018, Killeen’s 2019 Part 1 Reported UCR Crimes increased by 3%.

The number of murders in Killeen more than doubled from 7 in 2018 to 16 in 2019.

Auto thefts were the biggest contributing factor to the overall increase in crimes.

According to Chief Kimble, “we continue to encourage citizens to practice basic crime prevention techniques, unfortunately many citizens still leave their keys in their cars, leave them unlocked as well as leaving valuables in plain view. We look forward to continuing our partnerships to make 2020 a safer year.”

According to the population estimate for 2019, total crime did go down in comparison to the population growth.