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DPS: Crime Rate Down in Texas For Second Straight Year

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

It may not seem like it, but the crime rate in Texas is down for the second year.

The overall rate dropped by 8.3 percent in 2011.

That includes violent and property crime.

The Department of Public Safety credits the hard work of law enforcement but pointed out it isn't an accurate reflection of organized crime in the state.

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