SHERIFF RICHARD D. WILES & EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ANNOUNCE CRIME RATE DECREASE FOR EL PASO COUNTY - 2018

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SHERIFF RICHARD D. WILES & EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

ANNOUNCE CRIME RATE DECREASE FOR EL PASO COUNTY

February 22, 2019

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 2018 reveal a 17% decrease in crime in our County compared to 2017.

Year

Violent Crimes

Property Crimes

Total

2017

217

603

820

2018

158

530

688

Difference

-32%

-13%

-17%

Since Sheriff Wiles and his administration took office in January of 2009, UCR reports indicate a 71% decrease in crime.

Year

Violent Crimes

Property Crimes

Total

2008

224

1221

1445

2018

158

530

688

Difference

-35%

-78%

-71%

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

This significant decrease is a result of the commitment of the men and women of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, and other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. 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 partnership between law enforcement and the citizens it serves.

Published 22 February 2019 04:46 PM by leantunez

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