Seguin Police Department records decrease in Uniform Crime Report
SEGUIN, Texas – Every six months, the Seguin Police Department takes a closer look at the number of crimes being reported in our city, and compares that data to previous years. The Annual Crime Report and Racial Profiling Reports were recently completed, and provided to the Mayor and City Council for their review. The Seguin Police Department is proud to announce that from 2012 to 2017, there has been an 18% decrease overall in the UCR Crime Rate and a 10.5% decrease in Part 1 crimes reported during that same time period.
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 has been fortunate to be on the other side of that trend.
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. 2017 continued with the trend of seeing a decrease in reported crimes. In 2016, our crime rate increased slightly by just over 4% and in 2017, it decreased slightly by 4.2% from last year.
“We are happy and proud to report to the City Council and community that crime has decreased and Seguin is much safer,” Chief of Police Kevin Kelso said. “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.”