Odessa Crime Report Released 3/10/13
CBS 7 News Staff
(Odessa)- The 2012 crime report for Odessa shows an increase of crimes committed in the community, and police expect it to go up in 20-13.
According to the Odessa American, Robbery cases were up 90%.
Assault was up nearly 45% and Auto Theft was up 111%.
The most serious crimes fall under the "Part One" category.
Data shows those crimes were up 23% in 2012.
Police officials say as the population increases, so does crime.
OPD officials say they would like to hire more officers to meet the growing workload.