Harlingen police report 20 percent reduction in crime

Harlingen Police Department

The Harlingen Police Department issued a press release stating crime has been reduced 20 percent.

According to the Harlingen Police Department, the reduction is part of the Uniform Crime Reporting program.

The reduction happened from January to July, according to police.

The Uniform Crime Reporting initiative was instated in 2012 and the police chief attributes the success to the citizens and frontline officers.

The Harlingen Police Department continues our commitment to the community by providing services with integrity and dedication, preserving life, enforcing the law and working in partnership with our community to enhance the quality of life in our city, Harlingen Police Chief Tom Whitten said.