Major crime is down in Lubbock by 3% according the latest numbers released Friday afternoon by the Texas Department of Public Safety. The numbers are a comparison between 2010 and 2011.
For Lubbock, murder was down from 10 cases to 8, rape was down from 91 cases to 72, and robbery was down from 328 cases to 313.
Assault and larceny were also down in Lubbock. Two categories of crimes were up. They are burglary and vehicle theft.
"I'm excited to hear the news. I'd give credit to [Police Chief] Roger Ellis and the Police Department. They're doing a tremendous job for us," said Lubbock Mayor Glen Robertson.
Statewide, DPS says the overall crime rate per 100,000 people in Texas decreased 8.3% in 2011.
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