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Data shows violent crime in Lubbock up from last year

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Violent crime in Lubbock is up, according to Police Chief Floyd Mitchell.

Chief Mitchell ran through data during the city's COVID-19 briefing Monday morning.

Overall, crimes against people and property are up in the past three months compared to last year.

In the first two weeks of the stay-at-home orders, the chief says those dropped by about a fifth over the same time in 2019.

He also talked about how officers have adjusted their methods when it comes to enforcing the law. He says each one has the proper personal protection equipment ad are using comment sense to guard the city.

When it comes to enforcing the city, county and state's mandates on COVID-19, Chief Mitchell says the police have issued 39 citations, while the Fire Marshal's have issued 11.

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