Amarillo Police Department releases preliminary 2017 crime rate numbers

The Amarillo Police Department says preliminary numbers show a drop in crime. (ABC 7 Amarillo)

The Amarillo Police Department says there has been a reduction in crime from 2016 to 2017.

The department released the preliminary numbers for 2017, which show a reduction of 3.9%.

The data released is based on a population of 201,063 people. The FBI and the Texas Department of Public Safety will release the final numbers later this year. Once those numbers are released, you can download them in their entirety here.

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