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Sugar Land’s crime rate for 2021 was the second lowest in Texas among cities with a population between 100,000 and 150,000, the Sugar Land Police Department announced in a Wednesday release.

According to the department’s annual report, Sugar Land’s crime rate in 2021 was 52 percent lower than the Texas rate for 2020 and 44 percent lower than the national rate for 2020. Statistics for 2021 are not yet available. The crime rate factors in homicides, sexual assaults, aggravated assault, robbery, burglary, theft, and arson.

“Despite the hardships and major changes of this year, (SLPD) has maintained excellent service to our residents,” said Eric Robins, Sugar Land police chief.

Sugar Land maintains an investigative clearance rate above state and national average, the report said.

In 2021, SLPD responded to 74,316 calls, which is an increase of 25 percent from the 59, 245 calls in 2020.

The report shows that assaults are up 17 percent, family violence is up 14 percent and aggravated assaults are down 13 percent.

“We certainly have a number of challenges ahead, but I’m confident that we can meet those challenges by working together to ensure our city remains the safest in the nation,” Robins said.

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