Saturday, December 10, 2011


Note: No mention of law enforcement saturation in the area. Nor the
tons of drugs passing through.

El Paso repeats as US city with lowest crime rate ranking
By Aaron Bracamontes / El Paso Times
Posted: 12/08/2011 10:27:23 AM MST

El Paso once again has the lowest crime rate ranking among U.S.
cities with populations over 500,000. The rankings, developed by CQ
Press, has El Paso at No. 1 for the lowest crime rate ranking for the
second year in a row.

CQ Press specializes in publishing about "American politics, federal
and state government, American institutions, campaigns and elections,
current events, and world affairs," according to its website.

In the rankings, El Paso is compared to other cities with more than
500,000 residents using 2010 crime statistics.

Since 1997, El Paso has ranked among the three safest cities.

In a press release, Police Chief Greg Allen congratulated El Pasoans
and the employees of the El Paso Police Department. "This is a great
accomplishment for all who live, work and play in El Paso, Texas,"
Allen said.

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18 people found inside an Avondale drop house
Associated Press | Posted: Thursday, December 8, 2011 5:48 am | Comments

A suspected drop house has been discovered in Avondale west of
Phoenix where 18 people were found. A Department of Public Safety
task force served a search warrant on a residence and found 16 men
and two women inside the home Wednesday. According to DPS, two of the
victims had broken ribs, cuts and bruises and were believed to have
been beaten by the smugglers.
A DPS spokesman says two men tried to escape through a back window,
but were injured.
Two semi-automatic guns were found inside the house.

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