PUEBLO — Police Chief Troy Davenport is expressing positive news about crime rates so far in 2019, reaching out to the community in a letter published online.
The Chief details a decline in all crime areas with the exception of homicide and arson. All other crimes have dropped at fairly notable levels.
That includes a 27% drop in burglaries, a 30% drop in auto thefts and an overall crime rate decline of 18% for 2019 when compared to 2018.
Chief Davenport calls the rise in homicides "sobering" but says his department has apprehended 6 of 8 suspects in those cases.
In another positive trend for the department, Chief Davenport also spoke about lower response times amid higher call volume across the board detailed in the table below:
The Chief wraps up his letter by thanking the community for recently voting in favor of the "2B" Public Safety Sales Tax that has allowed the department to beef up staffing, which Davenport attributes to the successes his department has experienced so far in 2019.