Lampasas Police Department has released its crime statistics for 2017, with several categories trending the right direction: down. Felonies and adult arrests are both down, for example.
In 2017, 299 felonies were recorded by the police department, with 273 cleared. The previous year, 341 felony crimes were committed; of those, 305 cases were cleared.
Chief of Police Sammy Bailey said although the department investigated several high-profile crimes in 2017 -- including a murder-suicide and two aggravated robberies in the city -- the overall crime rate has trended downward.