The Irving Police announced that Irving has experienced another year of crime rate reduction for calendar year 2015. The overall crime rate went down by 6.6 percent comparing Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) data between calendar years 2015 and 2014. This marks a record 11 consecutive years of crime reduction in Irving.

In 2007, Irving set the lowest crime rate in its recorded history and has set new records every year since. In the 11 years since 2004, Irving’s crime rate has dropped by more than 49 percent. This reduction is represented by the 49 percent reduction in the property crime rate and a 51 percent drop in the violent crime rate.

The Irving Police Department said it recognizes the importance of community engagement in its efforts to fight and reduce crime. The department will continue strengthening its relationships with residents, crime watch groups and neighborhood associations in an effort to achieve even greater success.

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