CENTRAL TEXAS — New statistics from the FBI have been published,
detailing the number of violent crime reports among police departments
across the country.
In Waco, Temple, and Killeen the numbers tell the same story: crime was on the rise in 2020.
data reveals that most of the metropolitan police departments in
Central Texas saw an increase in crime. Versus 2019, Waco's crime
reports rose from 783 to 905. Temple rose from 221 to 297. Killeen
nearly doubled their total, 583 to 1033. The police departments of
Hewitt, Bellmead, and Belton also saw slight increases.