Longview crime rates trending downward

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 10:56am

Editor’s note: This is third in a series of stories examining homicide in Longview. Check out the first and second stories. Click here for more information on Longview homicides in the past five years.

Longview is a safer place today than it was five years ago, according to an analysis of crime data.

Texas Department of Public Safety data shows that while the state’s overall crime rate decreased 7.3 percent from 2010 to 2011, the rate in Longview declined even more.

Crime in the city declined 8.7 percent during the same time period, according to data supplied by the Longview Police Department.

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