Written by Carina A. Brunson Friday, 05 July 2013 07:00
MISSION—Mission Police Interim Police Chief Robert Dominguez said crime rates in the City of Mission are continuing to decrease because more citizens are getting involved and are calling the station. The overall city crime rates have continued to decrease since 2009.
In 2009, the total crimes reported to the state were 3,549. Last year, Mission Police Department recorded 2,479 crimes. The crimes reported include murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny and auto theft.
Cities that have high crime rates are eligible for grants to use for programs that help deter crime. Because of the dropping numbers, Mission has not qualified for the grants the past two years.