Mineral Wells crime takes significant drop

Mineral Wells Police Chief Dean Sullivan told the City Council this week that crime has taken a steep drop in the city over the last year.

Overall in 2014, Mineral Wells saw a 25 percent drop in major crimes like robberies and property crimes like burglaries, thefts and auto thefts.

The Mineral Wells Index said reported property crimes fell by 27 percent from 2013.

The total offenses under the seven major criminal offense categories totaled 692 in 2014, down from 927 in 2013, according to police statistics.

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