FBI Reports Crime Increase in Midland, Local Police Disagree

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - FBI preliminary reports show crime is increasing in Midland, but Midland Police say those numbers are inaccurate - thanks to a computer error.

The department recently went to a new records system, which caused some mistakes in the way crimes were reported.

According to that FBI report, Midland saw a 30 percent increase in violent crime but Police say the real rate actually dropped.