GREENVILLE, TEXAS – 2019 was another busy year for the Greenville Police Department.
There has been a change in the way crime statistics are reported to the Texas Department of Public Safety. We now use the Incident Based Reporting System (IBRS) instead of the Uniform Crime Report (UCR) Summary.
This is because the Federal Bureau of Investigation is requiring all law enforcement agencies to move to the National IncidentBased Reporting System before January 2021. The UCR Summary focused on only reporting certain crimes based on a hierarchy system whereas the IBRS incorporates all reported offenses. Based on IBRS, our crime rate has increased overall by 1.97 percent from 2018.
While the Greenville Police Department saw a drop in reporting for the categories of Rape, Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault, Auto Theft, and Arson, reporting for Burglaries, Homicides, Robberies, and Theft saw an increase in reporting. Greenville’s overall crime rate increased by 1.97 percent.
Over the course of the 12-month period, the Department answered 6,759 phone calls through the “911” system and responded to a total of 32,209 calls for service. Officers also made 6,244 traffic stops and arrested 919 adults. In 2018 the Department answered 6,865 phone calls through the “911” system and responded to a total of 30,310 calls for service. Officers also made 6,049 traffic stops and arrested 886 adults.