FBI crime report shows violent crime statistics along the border

Published: Jan. 22, 2018 at 2:39 PM CST
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The recent debate over immigration and border security has shed light on crime along border cities such as Laredo.

Congressman Henry Cuellar says many in Washington are saying that the border is more dangerous, but he says that is not the case.

The congressman cites a recent FBI crime report that shows violent crime rates along the border are significantly lower than other major cities.

The report lists Laredo with 362 violent crimes for every 100,000 people in 2016.

The same report lists El Paso with 390, San Antonio has 718, Washington D.C. has 1,132 and Milwaukee has 1,533 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

The city with the lowest crime rate was McAllen, Teas with 151 violent crimes per 100,000 people last year.

Sheriff Martin Cuellar says the crime that goes on in Nuevo Laredo gives Laredo a bad reputation.