SHERIFF RICHARD D. WILES & EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ANNOUNCE CRIME RATE DECREASE FOR EL PASO COUNTY

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SHERIFF RICHARD D. WILES & EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ANNOUNCE CRIME RATE DECREASE FOR EL PASO COUNTY

January 10, 2018

El Paso, TX—Under the leadership of Sheriff Richard D. Wiles, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office continues to partner with citizens of El Paso County to make our community a safer place to live, work and play. End-of-year Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) for 2017 reveal a 26% decrease in crime in our County compared to 2016.

Year       Violent Crimes     Property Crime    Total

2016          267                     847                  1114

2017          217                     603                  820

Difference -18%                   -28%             -26%

Since Sheriff Wiles and his administration took office in January of 2009, UCR reports indicate a 43% decrease in crime.

Year       Violent Crimes     Property Crime    Total

2008            224                      1221             1445

2017            217                        603              820

Difference    -3%                       -50%           -43%

Violent crimes include Murder, Sexual Assault, Robbery and Aggravated Assault. Property crimes include Burglary, Theft, Motor Vehicle Theft and Arson.

This significant decrease has resulted from the commitment of the men and women of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, and other law enforcement agencies at the federal, state and local levels. Business and community organizations such as Crime Stoppers and Neighborhood Watch, together with local governmental entities throughout the County have furthered advanced the war against crime. The importance of citizen involvement in reporting and being proactive in countless ways, and on a daily basis, cannot be overstated in terms of the importance of the partnership between law enforcement and the citizens it serves.

Sheriff Wiles recently shared his 2018 vision with “El Paso Inc.” where he stated, “…I am committed to continue building a relationship in our community of mutual respect and service that becomes a model for others to follow.”

Published 10 January 2018 02:27 PM by lantunez

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