Major crime in Texas decreased by nearly 3 percent last year, and police made 2 percent more arrests, the Texas Department of Public Safety said Wednesday.
New statistics comparing 2008 to 2007 show crime down in nearly every category. Violent crime dropped 0.6 percent. Property crime was down 3.2 percent.
During the same time, police made 2 percent more arrests. Total arrests in Texas in 2008 numbered 1,056,580, according to DPS.
In North Texas, Lewisville had the largest spike in crime -- 19.5 percent. Rowlett had the biggest drop, with a 14.9 percent decrease.
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Below are the crime rates for cities in North Texas, sorted by highest crime increase.