The major crimes rate in Wylie fell 14 percent per 1,000 population over the past year in spite of an estimated three percent increase in population.
Numbers in the annual crimes report compiled by Police Chief Anthony Henderson are based on the National Incident Based Reporting System of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, defined as the number of crimes committed per 1,000 population.
“The men and women on the streets are working hard, and it’s evident,” Henderson said.
The chief went on to explain that the drop in overall crime is a combination effort of the public being more observant and contacting police, and of Wylie officers taking a more proactive approach to duties.
“It really is a team effort to reduce these crimes,” he added.
By Joe Reavis • [email protected]