As The Police Budget Grows, What Happens To Violent Crime In Austin?
Austin's violent crime rate per 1,000 residents from fiscal years 2009-2010 to 2017-2018
This data was pulled from reports the Austin Police Department made in annual City of Austin budget documents. The data had several discrepancies, however. In some budget documents, past violent crime rates were reported as lower than previously reported. APD could not explain these discrepancies. KUT chose the most recently reported violent crime rates, which tended to be lower.