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03/12/08 - Tyler

Tyler Police Department Releases 2007 Crime Statistics

The Tyler Police Department has released its 2007 City of Tyler crime statistics, and comparitive national and state statistics.

According to their statistics, theft is up 4%, auto theft has dropped by 12%, robbery has risen by 20%, and homicides in the city dropped from 5 in 2006 to 2 in 2007 - a 60% drop.

Family offense had a particulary large increase in 2007, from 28 in 2006 to 57 in 2007 - an increase of 139%. The city also saw increases in embezzlement charges and drug violations.

KLTV 7 News will have more on these figures tonight at 5:00, 6:00, and 10:00pm.

Cathryn Khalil, reporting. ckhalil@kltv.com

 

            

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