Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land’s crime rate hit a 20-year low in 2016.
The results were included in the Sugar Land Police Department’s 2016 Annual Report. More results follow:
National and state crime rates for 2016 will not be published until later this year.
The overall crime rate is comprised of Part 1 crimes that include homicides, sexual assaults, robberies, aggravated assaults, burglaries, thefts and auto thefts.
In addition to the lowest crime rate in 20 years, other department accomplishments in 2016 included the creation of Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events, an infant child abduction drill called “Code Pink” at Sugar Land Methodist Hospital, the purchase of tactical vests for every patrol vehicle and the acquisition of off-road vehicles to patrol Cullinan Park.
Sugar Land Police Chief Doug Brinkley credits a strong police presence, community partnerships, public education, a commitment to technology, training and departmental leadership for Sugar Land’s historically low crime rate.
Part 1 crime statistics follow:
Priorities during 2017 will include:
“Despite our historic low crime rate, we will remain proactive and continue our focus to remain one of the safest cities in the nation,” said Brinkley. “This will include continued resources such as a special impact team to address burglaries and educational efforts intended to ensure our citizens remain safe. We are committed to a leadership role in building community partnerships.
“It's important for us to stay connected to the community, which enables us to work together to create a safe environment to live and work.”