Data comparing 2018 and 2019 crime in Port Arthur shows a decline in six major crime categories, but a rise in one.
Port Arthur experienced a dramatic decline in several major crime categories from 2018 to 2019, according to data released by the Port Arthur Police Department.
The release shows a drop in the rates of murder, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, theft and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Sex crimes, however, rose by 25%.
Murder – down 38.5%
Robbery – down 15.6%
Agg. Assault – down 26.7%
Burglary – down 44.8%
Theft – down 11.3%
Unauthorized use of motor vehicle – down 10.2%
Sex crimes – up 25%
Pick up a copy of The Examiner Feb. 6 for more on the story.