Tyler Police Department released its 2010 Uniform Crime Reporting statistics for the City of Tyler. Two types of crimes were tracked by the department.
Part 1 Crimes described by Uniform Crime Reporting as Homicides, Sexual Assaults, Robberies, Aggravated Assaults, Burglaries (commercial & residential), Thefts and Stolen Vehicles. The calendar year of 2010 ended with a -13.24% decrease (834 less offenses) in Part 1 Crimes compared to 2009.
Part 2 Crimes described as Simple Assault, Forgery, Drug Violations, Liquor Law Violations, Weapon Violations, Runaways, ect. Part 2 crime totals for 2010 decreased 796 reported incidents (-12.99%) compared to 2009.
Chief Swindle will be available for comment today Thursday, April 21, 2011 between the hour of 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Please contact Don Martin if you would like to schedule a time slot to speak to Chief Swindle.