The Crime Rate in Amarillo Has Dropped in the Last Year
Every day you hear of another robbery, shooting, or murder here in Amarillo. It's easy to say, "What's happened to our city?" However, it seems our crime rate has dropped.
According to new reports from the Department of Justice and the FBI. Crime in Amarillo dropped in 2017.
It went up in certain crimes, but over all the crime rate has dropped
Homicide 15 11
Rape 183 162
Robbery 237 260
Agg Assualt 1228 981
Burglary 1658 1797
Larceny Theft 6149 6756
Stolen Vehicles 979 919
Arson 46 32
Although the overall crime rate has decreased by 3.9%, we have to note that violent crime in Amarillo has risen. That right there is very scary for our city.
These are just the preliminary numbers, the full numbers will be released later this year.
For the full report click here.