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2022 City News Releases

Posted on: March 2, 2022

Sugar Land Crime Rate Second Lowest on Record

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land’s crime rate for 2021 was the second lowest on record. The results were included in the Sugar Land Police Department’s 2021 Annual Report.  

Crimes included in the calculation are homicide, sexual assault, aggravated assault, robbery, burglary, theft, auto theft, and arson.  

UCR Crime Rates

More results from SLPD’s annual report follow:

  • The Sugar Land crime rate for 2021 is 52 percent lower than the Texas rate for 2020 and 44 percent lower than the national rate for 2020.  Statistics for 2021 are not yet available.  
  • Sugar Land has the second lowest crime rate in Texas among cities with a population between 100,000 to 150,000.
  • Sugar Land continues to maintain an investigative clearance rate above state and national averages.
  • SLPD responded to 74,316 calls in 2021.  This is an increase of 25 percent from the 59,245 calls in 2020.  
  • Traffic stops were up 25 percent in 2021 compared to 2020.  

Sugar Land Police Chief Eric Robins continues to place an emphasis on community partnerships, public education, technology, hiring/training and departmental leadership development. Analysis from the report shows that assaults are up 17 percent, family violence is up 14 percent and aggravated assaults are down 13 percent. UCR Part 1 crime statistics follow: 

UCR Part 1 Crimes

Priorities during 2022 will include a K-9 program; drills including active violence scenarios; training; employee development; expansion of the license plate recognition program; enhanced reporting systems; technology implementations; and continued planning for the expansion of a public safety training facility.     

“Despite the hardships and major changes of this year, the Sugar Land Police Department has maintained excellent service to our residents,” said Robins. “We certainly have a number of challenges ahead, but I’m confident that we can meet those challenges by working together to ensure our city remains the safest in the nation.”

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