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(KCEN) -- The Killeen Police Department released its 2013 Part I Uniform Crime Report (UCR).

The report released raw numbers for violent and non-violent crimes. These numbers do not reflect the crime rates for Killeen. Once the U.S. Census Bureau releases the 2013 population estimates for the city, a UCR crime rate news release will be issued.

According to the Part I report, Killeen's violent crime in 2013 declined -11.41% in comparison to 2012. Non-violent crime dropped -3.91%, and the overall crime index decreased -5.00%.

Violent crimes consist of murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Non-violent crimes include burglary, larceny and vehicle thefts.

Of the seven UCR categories, only one did not decline. Vehicle thefts increased +7.29% compared to 2012.

"During 2013, Killeen experienced a significant decline in murders and robberies compared to 2012. Moreover, there were reductions in six of the seven UCR categories, which clearly show Killeen is on the right path in becoming a safer city," Police Chief Dennis Baldwin said. "The community's commitment and effort to combat crime continue to provide positive results."

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