The City of Irving Police Department reported the city’s crime rate declined for the 10th consecutive year. Reductions in the categories of Robbery, Burglary and Aggravated Assault contributed to a drop in the per capita crime rate from 30.37 per 1,000 in 2013 to 30.00 per 1,000 in 2014. Furthermore, the past 10 years has seen a drop in overall crime by 46 percent and violent crime by 45 percent.
“To experience such a sustained reduction in crime over a 10 year period is simply phenomenal,” commented Police Chief Larry Boyd. “Our police officers and the entire Irving community should be proud of what it has accomplished. We will continue to focus on flexible and lasting solutions as we partner with our community to maintain and even improve our record of safety and security.”