MCALLEN, Texas – McAllen Police are seeing an increase in violent crimes.
The Department released its 2019 crimes report showing a 14% increase from 2018 in violent crimes including murder, robbery, and aggravated assaults.
Reports also show 33 rapes during 2019 representing a 15% decrease.
McAllen Police Chief says these are the lowest numbers the department has seen in the last 35 years.
“When less crimes occur, then fewer people are victims. We are very proud of our McAllen community because of the things and the steps that they take we are experiencing less crime in our community and to every one of them we want to say thank you,” said Victor Rodriguez, McAllen Police Chief.
The department responded to over 150,000 calls for service in 2019, a 10% increase from the previous year.