DA: Violent crime in Lubbock down despite tough economy - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

DA: Violent crime in Lubbock down despite tough economy

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Lubbock District Attorney Matt Powell says Lubbock's crime rate is an exception to the rule during tough economic times. A preliminary FBI report shows the violent crime rate in Lubbock has gone down.

The FBI's Uniform Crime Report shows that the number of murders, aggravated assaults and burglaries all decreased in 2010.

Lubbock D.A. Matt Powell says the city is doing much better in comparison to other areas.

"Lubbock is bucking the trends nationwide," Powell said. "We have a population that is increasing tremendously. We're bordering on about 300,000 people. Now, we're in a bad economic time, and when you have those two ingredients, that tends to cause great crime increases. And were bucking the trend."

According to the report, Lubbock saw slight increases in robbery and theft over 2009.

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