Bryan Mayor touts lowest crime rate in three decades

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BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) - Bryan Mayor Andrew Nelson has some good news when it comes to the city's crime statistics.

"I'm really excited and proud of our police, our schools, the kind of job creation we've had over the last decade and you're seeing, in the last two years, the lowest part one crime reported to the FBI out of Bryan in recorded history," Nelson said.

Part one crimes are violent and property crimes tracked by the FBI. They include things like murders, assaults, rape, theft of vehicles and theft of property. Federal law enforcement has been recording part one crimes since 1985.

Speaking to Josh Ninke on Brazos Valley This Morning, Nelson said in recent years, part one crime has been cut in half and the City of Bryan is now on par with College Station when it comes to those kinds of crimes.

"I'm really proud of the fact that we're two cities, one community. There still are pockets in each of our cities where we need to focus on this neighborhood or that neighborhood but in general, we've converged and I think we have got a safe community."

Nelson alluded to the city's law enforcement, education and job creation as possible factors in the declining crime rate.