Keeping it up: Mayor, police chief discuss Bryan's lowest crime rate in 30 years

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BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) - City of Bryan leaders are touting the city's lowest crime rate in three decades.

Mayor Andrew Nelson announced the news on Brazos Valley This Morning:

"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," said Nelson.

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

On First News at Four, Mayor Nelson and Bryan Police Chief Eric Buske sat down to discuss how and why the crime rate in Bryan is this low. See that full conversation in the video player above.