Pasadena’s crime rate drops in 2005
— reported by the Houston Chronicle
The crime rate in Pasadena went down for a third consecutive year, officials reported this morning.
During 2005, there were 5,547 reported crimes, a reduction of 10.5 percent from a total of 6,200 in 2004. Since 2002, Pasadena’s reported crimes are down 22.8 percent. The reduced crime rate is based on statistics for the seven types of crime counted in the federal Uniform Crime Report.
Overall, Pasadena had 38.3 crimes reported for every 1,000 people in the city. The number is more than half that of neighboring Houston which had a rate of 70 per 1,000 population, Pasadena police spokesman Vance Mitchell said. City officials attribute the lower crime rate in part to increased police patrol. The city has hired more civilians to handle duties in the jail and dispatch operations, allowing more uniform officers to patrol. The city has 267 police officers.
As someone who lives here… nice to know. 🙂