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  1. 1. Status report Night on the town Success story Information on current Herald reporters Kansas town shares criminal investigations shadow police officers crime-reduction tale Page 5 Pages 6-7 Page 3 We Support our SoldierS www.kdhnews.com/crime Vol. 56, No. 160 SuNday, JuNe 8, 2008 1 dollar Do you feel safe in Killeen? Residents share their views on crime in the city. A look At crime in killeen “Definitely. The people around me seem to Killeen police work to lower crime rate be just friendly and there’s somebody watching out for each other. I don’t get a By Victor O’Brien sense of fear anytime Killeen Daily Herald I’m out, even at night.” A s residents and community leaders Christine Wojcik question the city’s crime rate, all eyes are on the Killeen Police Department for answers and solutions. The city ranked highest in Texas for burglar- ies per capita based on 2006 numbers, accord- ing to statistics from the Department of Public Safety released in 2007. Killeen was also ranked as the fifth most violent city in Texas by Con- gressional Quarterly in November. However, four months into 2008, crime totals have dropped enough that Police Chief Dennis Baldwin believes 2006’s rankings are older than yesterday’s news. “We’re safer today than one year ago,” Bald- win said in March. He’s been showing that to the Killeen City Council each month. After learning Killeen’s burglary rate led the state, the council called Source: Killeen Police Department for action. Baldwin began briefing the council monthly on current crime statistics in the city Herald/TyreLL JOhNSON “Only in the daytime, compared to a year ago. Baldwin described the decline in burglaries, Statistics provided by the Killeen Police Department give a monthly look at burglaries in Killeen from not at nighttime. rapes and vehicle thefts as a “sharp reduction” January 2007 through April of this year. Burglaries have been on the minds of residents since Killeen There’s too many that he expects will take Killeen off the list of ranked highest in the state for the crime. single, young teenagers most violent cities and end its status as the state leader in burglaries per capita. that includes the burglary unit. “They know people involved. They know their out, looking to do Baldwin created a burglary unit near the end “They don’t work anything else, so they’re not associates, the vehicles they drive and the areas nothing but either steal of 2007 to combat the burglary problem. The constantly getting bombarded by a variety of of town they operate in,” Turck said. unit allowed detectives and officers to hone in different property cases and a heavy caseload. Also, KPD has exercised aggressive tactics to or try to follow you to on burglaries and suspects. Their sole job is to investigate burglaries.” curb overall crime in problem neighborhoods your car.” “It’s allowed me to take a certain number of Detectives have been able to follow up on leads with higher calls for service. Operation Blue these detectives and let them focus on noth- with greater efficiency and tenacity because it’s Canopy led to 64 arrests, 187 citations and 687 Lynn Martin ing but burglary investigations,” said Sgt. Pat their specific beat and they know the major play- Turck, who directs the property crime division ers who are committing the burglaries. Please see Crime, Page “Some people are “I’m from a bigger “It (Killeen) is not safe. “No, because I live “There are a lot breaking into stuff all city so being here in By my neighborhood down in an area of things that go the time, and people are a smaller, military it’s not bad. ... I never where police hardly on ... they pretty doing things like hit- community, I feel go to downtown come down. ... I’ve got much add up to and-runs all the time.” a lot safer.” Killeen.” my guard dog.” something.” Anisha Smiley Nicole Pasley Maria Gomez Michelle Smith Frank Morgan Inside Eyes on Crime Editor's note ��������������������������������� 2 KPD wish list ������������������������������� 5 Comparing communities ����� 2-3 Updates on recent cases �������� 5  Surveillance videos from pending cases Harker Heights crime drops ��� 3 Nighttime ridealongs ��������������6-7 Safety tips������������������������������������� 8  Share your thoughts on Killeen crime Criminals tell why ����������������������� 4 www.kdhnews.com/crime
  2. 2. 2 Sunday, June 8, 2008 EyEs on CrimE www�kdhnews�com/crime • Killeen Daily Herald Do you feel safe Killeen population keeps growing in Killeen?  City manager: to expect the same. In a budget town hall meeting May 23, Green said safety Residents share their views Police force will grow is consistently the No. 1 concern he hears from residents. on crime in the city. with population “We are aggressively addressing that,” Green said. By Kevin M. Smith The largest allocation of the city’s Killeen Daily Herald budget this year — $19.5 million (32 percent) — went to the police de- Killeen is growing. partment. Some of that money in- In the past 18 years, Killeen’s popu- creased pay to officers and funded lation has increased an estimated 45 new officers. percent. But personnel is not the only big ex- According to the U.S. Census Bu- penditure for the police department. reau, Killeen’s population in 1990 was The capital outlay portion of the bud- 63,535; in 2000, it was 86,911; and a sur- get allocated money for the new police vey in 2006 estimated the population at headquarters, to be built on Feather- 102,003. Killeen City Manager Connie line Road on the south side of town. Green estimates the population today The new police headquarters is ex- to be about 115,000 and growing. pected to open in 2009. Green, in numerous presentations, Killeen is growing south: The city said every population projection he annexed about 4,194 acres south of has seen indicates Killeen’s popula- town in January City officials cited . tion will be about 250,000 by 2030. the need to extend Killeen’s extrater- “I’m a substitute at the In March, the U.S. Census Bureau ritorial jurisdiction and accommo- schools and I hear a released a report that ranked the date growth as the reasons for the Source: U.S. Census Bureau Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood region as annexation. *City of Killeen estimate **City of Killeen projection based on previous growth lot about gangs and the 14th fastest-growing metropolitan In a May 28 budget town hall meet- Herald/TyreLL JOhNSON shootings and things like area in the nation. ing, Green reported the city currently Army’s largest post will get even big- Census Bureau reported Fort Hood’s In the current fiscal year’s budget, has a population of 115,000 with 38,500 ger. Fort Hood has nearly 47,000 sol- population at 33,711 in 2000. that. It’s not what it was the council approved hiring 17 new utility customers on 54 square miles. diers stationed there, Brig. Gen. Fred- Harker Heights’ population was like ... 10 years ago.” police officers to keep the ratio of two Killeen is not the only place in Cen- erick Rudesheim said in a December 12,841 in 1990, 17,308 in 2000 and 22,842 officers per 1,000 residents. tral Texas that’s growing. An announce- announcement. He estimated it would in 2006, according to the Census Melissa Bond In this year’s budget, Green said ment last December revealed that the be near 50,000 soldiers by 2011. The U.S. Bureau. City Council candidates campaign against crime By Kevin M. Smith they’re finding things.” Killeen Daily Herald Council hears monthly reports from police chief In his monthly briefing to the Killeen City Council on May 27, Police Chief If there was one issue every can- Since the news broke that Killeen personnel and equipment it needs to Dennis Baldwin said the recent Blue didate in the May 10 Killeen City ranked as the fifth most dangerous city lower the crime rate and make Killeen Canopy program — in both its phases Council and mayoral election had in Texas — with the highest burglary rate safer� — had resulted in 64 arrests, 187 cita- on their list and could agree on, it in the state — the Killeen City Council “We cannot expect to fight crime tions and 687 citizen contacts. was crime. has kept a close eye on the police without police officers and without Scott Cosper, who raked in the most “Nothing else matters if you department� proper equipment, Rivera said� ” votes in the Killeen council race, said don’t have a handle on your crime Last November, a report by publishers In his most recent briefing, Baldwin public safety is always a high priority rate,” said Maureen Jouett, who fin- of Congressional Quarterly magazine revealed crime statistics year-to-date for him. ished second in the mayoral race. revealed Killeen’s ranking through April� Those numbers “We still have a lot of work to do,” Co- with nationwide crime data continued to show a downward Jouett, who served as mayor from sper said. “We still need to make that a in its 14th annual City Crime trend� Baldwin reported that, 2000-2006 and on the council before priority .” Rankings based on numbers year-to-date, violent crimes have “Certain areas just look that, said every study done in the from 2006� decreased by 14 incidents Cosper, who served three previous past that gauged public perception terms on the council, said he put fight- really sketchy and the or gathered input from residents In December, Killeen compared to the same ing crime as a top issue for his cam- Police Chief Dennis Baldwin period last year and, year-to- people that I’ve seen showed a concern for safety . addressed the City Council date, nonviolent crimes have paign because he sees it as a quality- “We really need to get the word of-life issue. and experiences that out that we’re not the soft under- about the crime rate and what decreased by 340 incidents� Billy Workman, who also won a seat would be done to lower it� Councilman Larry Cole said I’ve had aren’t very belly Jouett said. ,” Since then, Baldwin has Baldwin city statistics are misleading� in the election with the second-highest pleasant.” Lahr Parsons, who finished fourth in the mayoral race, said been briefing the council each “We are manning our number of votes, said a city like Killeen can never have enough police. month on the latest crime statistics — police department based on the civilian Christina Smith the police are too busy . so far so good with each month being statistics, Cole said� ” “Our city cannot operate and take “The only time you see them, lower than the previous one and better The per capita rate is higher than the care of its people if you don’t have they’ve got the lights on and they’re than 2007� number of people the police department boots on the ground,” Workman said. scooting,” Parsons said. Councilman Juan Rivera said those serves because of the number of He noted that being the home to Fort He said the Killeen Police De- briefings have been well-received� soldiers stationed at Fort Hood who Hood and so close to other cities means partment officers are good at what “I’m glad the people who got elected are frequently in Killeen and the close many people from outside Killeen fre- they do, but there are not enough have a mentality for public safety, Rivera ” proximity of several other cities, Cole quently visit the city . of them. said� said, adding that there need to be more Workman, who is serving his sec- With 240 officers serving 120,000 City Manager Connie Green said the officers on the streets� ond term, said there is too much van- residents — “something’s not fair briefings were requested by the council� With the added personnel in the dalism, violent crime and accidents in He said the briefings give the police Fiscal Year 2007-08 budget, the police here,” Parsons said. Killeen. chief an opportunity to have a dialogue department would have 224 patrol He said despite the decline in the “I think we need to be more focused with the council about the status of crime officers, giving it about two officers statistics, the city has a way to go and how things can be done to do better� per 1,000 residents� Green estimates on giving the police department more to improve the crime situation. Rivera said the police department is a Killeen’s population at about 115,000� of what they need,” Workman said. “Take a look at the crime — just take high priority for him as a councilman� Fort Hood has nearly 47,000 soldiers Larry Cole, who received the third a look at it, I don’t care about how sta- “I think the chief of police is doing a stationed there� most votes to keep his council seat, said tistically crime is going down,” Par- great job, Rivera said� ” “We’re going to have to come up with nobody likes the reputation of having sons said, noting he still frequently Rivera wants the council to focus a plan, Cole said� ” the highest burglary rate per capita in reads about burglaries. “So now we’re on getting the police department the — Kevin M. Smith the state. having 12 instead of 13.” “The citizens need to feel safe and Parsons applauded the recent that their property is safe,” Cole said. “I’m used to being Blue Canopy programs that institute a no-toler- ment has started,” Parsons said, referring “I think it is the duty of the government to pro- ance policy for problem areas in town. to the Blue Canopy program. “That tells you vide as safe (an environment as) possible to in a small town. ... “We need more of what the police depart- they’re out there, they’re doing something, residents.” You can leave your doors unlocked. You can’t leave your doors Editor's note unlocked here.” About this section: statistics to theirs� These Before we are editors, cities were chosen based on Christy Blecke reporters, photographers or their crime statistics and the designers, we are residents demographics of their areas� of this area� Like our readers, Military communities were we eat here, shop here, live selected, as were larger cities here and raise our families in Texas� here� Crime affects each of us� We sat down with the chief Whether it influences where of police to discuss, in detail, we buy a house or how late how police are battling the we decide to go out for dinner, burglary epidemic� We asked we think about our safety� City Council members how The Killeen Police this affected their campaigns Department reacted quickly and how they plan to help� and strongly to the burglary We talked with attorneys, issue in town� Through their prosecutors and defense, to efforts, the city is on track get their take on things� Herald/TyreLL JOhNSON to have fewer burglaries for In the end, we have a 2008� The burning question comprehensive look at Dallas remains, however: Do we feel crime in Killeen� The answer Population: 1,192,538 Waco Lubbock safe in our town? to the big question still Population Density: 3,469�9* people/sq� mile Population: 119,394 Population Density: 1,350�6* people/sq� mile Population: 210,178 Well, the Daily Herald remains unknown, however� Racial Makeup Population Density: 1,738�2* people/sq� mile wanted to know how After reading these pages, White: 630,392 or 52�9% Racial Makeup “... Very safe because residents felt, so we compiled hopefully, you will be able to Black or African American: 288,187 or 24�2% American Indian, Alaska Native: 5,232 or 0�4% White 82,017 68�7% Black or African American: 24,602 20�6% Racial Makeup White: 160,052 or 76�2% our own crime team to ask grasp what KPD is up against I’m a soldier. If you’ve around� You will see some of and how they plan to help us Asian: 27,947 or 2�3% Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander: 748 or 0�1% American Indian and Alaska Native: 186 0�2% Asian: 2,940 2�5% Black or African American: 15,914 or 7�6% American Indian, Alaska Native: 1,791 or 0�9% survived the Army, Some other race: 225,641 or 18�9% Some other race: 7,002 5�9% Asian: 3,830 or 1�8% their answers throughout the all feel safe at night� We hope Two or more races: 14,391 or 1�2% Two or more races: 2,647 2�2% Some other race: 24,523 or 11�7% pages of this production� you have your own answer to Hispanic or Latino (of any race): 513,739 or 43�1% you can survive We didn’t stop there� the question: Do you feel safe Age breakdown Age breakdown Under 5 years: 9,874 8�3% Age breakdown Under 5 years: 16,109 or 7�7% anything, that’s how I Reporters joined police officers from Killeen, in Killeen? When you have your Under 5 years: 109,866 or 9�2% 18 years and over: 868,892 or 72�9% 18 years and over: 87,463 73�3% 65 years and over: 13,170 11�0% 18 years and over: 158,701 or 75�5% 65 years and over: 23,779 or 11�3% feel. Plus, I grew up in Copperas Cove and Harker answer, let us know� Send 65 years and over: 98,642 or 8�3% Median age: 31�9 Median age: 26�8 Gender breakdown Median age: 29�6 Gender breakdown Heights to see what it was letters to the editor to the projects, so it has like in the area at night� dmiller@kdhnews�com and Gender breakdown Male: 614,331 or 51�5% Male: 56,946 47�7% Female: 62,448 52�3% Male: 102,017 or 48�5% Female: 108,161 or 51�5% nothing on that.” We looked to similar leave a message on our Female: 578,207 or 48�5% Violent Crimes Violent Crimes communities in the nation Web site at www�kdhnews� Violent Crimes per 1,000 residents in 2007: 9�29 per 1,000 residents in 2007: 9�12 Marcus Marshall and have compared our com/crime� per 1,000 residents in 2007: 10�69 Property Crimes Property Crimes Property Crimes per 1,000 residents in 2007: 65�53 per 1,000 residents in 2007: 54�6 per 1,000 residents in 2007: 67�76 Sources: U�S� Census Bureau 2006 statistics, *based on 2000 statistics
  3. 3. Killeen Daily Herald • www�kdhnews�com/crime EyEs on CrimE Sunday, June 8, 2008 3 Less CrIme Do you feel safe in Killeen? Is PossIbLe Residents share their views on crime in the city.  Kansas military town shares its success story By Kevin M. Smith “We have seen a huge, tremendous Killeen Daily Herald change in the crime by doing that,” Story said. For several decades, Junction City , The theory originated from an arti- Kan. — home to Fort Riley — was not cle by James Wilson and George Kel- the place to be. ling that appeared in The Atlantic A high crime rate marred the city’s Monthly magazine in 1982. reputation. But now, the streets are Story said the theory was put into relatively quiet, officials said. practice by the Junction City Police “When I first started, we were one Department in 1997 and really caught of the highest in the state for crime on between 2000 and 2002. Part of — probably the highest per capita in Junction City’s implementation of the nation,” said Junction City Po- the theory involved placing code en- lice Chief Bob Story who has worked , forcement activities under the police for the police department off and on department. since 1984. Story said drugs are also a factor in “I feel safe, I guess Story and Geary County Attor- the community Story who started as . , because being in the ney Steven Opat said stricter laws, a Junction City narcotics officer, said tougher penalties and aggressive ac- that division is not nearly as busy as area for a while you tion cleaned up the city . when he was working it. And that is kind of know where Junction City’s crime problem clear across the board. dated back to the 1970s. “Narcotics run a lot of our violent to be, where not to be, “Any press that was read about crimes,” Story said. just be observant.” Junction City was negative,” Opat He said drug dealers do not typi- said. cally live in “good” neighborhoods. Art Contreras Story said there would be about six Opat attributed the cleanup to ag- homicides a year at that time. Accord- gressive police behavior and stricter ing to the FBI’s uniform crime report, convictions. there was just one homicide in 2006. “Things became very aggressive,” “I think things in Junction City said Opat, who was county attorney The (Junction City, Kan.) Daily Union/JASON rOBerTS have gotten a lot better and a lot from 1979 to 1989 and has served in Junction City, Kan., police officers take a woman into custody after conduct- safer,” Opat said. that position since 2003 after having ing a search of the Motel 6 at Sapp Bros. truck stop on U.S. highway 77 at the Story said the most recent step to a private practice. intersection with Interstate 70 in Junction City on Oct. 10, 2007. curb crime was when the police de- Opat said he, then-Geary County partment implemented the “broken Sheriff Bill Deppish and then-Police “which made people realize we were Riley is up to about 18,000. He said the window” theory It’s a law enforce- . Chief Jerry Smith worked together trying to address the problem and per capita statistic can be skewed be- ment theory according to Story that , , to aggressively seek criminal convic- this wasn’t a place for criminals to cause there are many soldiers on post says if a person who has been in tions. He said among the things they be,” Opat said. who frequent the community . jail returns to a better community , targeted were drug gangs. Opat said the success can be attrib- Deployments also have an effect on they are not as tempted to commit “We ended up smashing three sub- uted to an unrelenting attitude. crime, Story said. The number of sol- crimes. He said a nicer-looking com- stantial drug rings,” Opat said. “I think things over the years have diers home has a “two-fold” crime munity sends a message to residents Opat, who went to Junction City stayed fairly consistent and fairly ag- factor. He said there are more people that crime is not acceptable in that as a public defender in 1977, said gressive,” Opat said. to commit crimes, but also more peo- neighborhood. Story said criminals he handled “nearly every crime Story also said crime data for Junc- ple to be the victims of crimes. who return to a neighborhood af- imaginable.” tion City needs to be qualified. Story said with more soldiers in the “No, I live on 16th ter serving a sentence — if it’s nicer “I think what I’ve seen is a more ag- “Our crime rate may be per cap- community there’s more cars to break , than the way they left it — usually ei- gressive approach and an imposition ita, but that doesn’t count Fort Riley,” into or things in homes to go after. Street and I’ve been ther change their ways or move to an- of serious consequences,” Opat said. Story said. “There’s so much more opportu- stopped four different other community where crime is an Opat recalled seeking and achiev- He said Junction City’s population nity for someone to be a victim,” accepted behavior. ing many homicide convictions, is estimated near 20,000 now and Fort Story said. times by cops because I’m a woman and Heights chief pleased with drop in crime rate there’s a lot of prostitutes.” Amber Beckham By Mason W. Canales Killeen Daily Herald “CADET is a proactive, aggressive move against property Council’s ability to help with policing issues by making HARKER HEIGHTS — The crime, even though those are low. If we don’t get on this stricter ordinances such as the ones placed on adult-ori- city saw a decrease in overall now, it will overwhelm us in the future.” ented businesses in Harker reported crimes for 2007. Heights and things like traf- “We do enjoy a low crime Mike Gentry, harker heights police chief fic issues, he said. rate across the board,” said The community itself also Mike Gentry Harker Heights , incidents of burglary . both residentially and com- gressive move against prop- does its fair share of keeping police chief. Both of those levels are mercially, bringing more erty crime, even though those Harker Heights’ crime low, With numbers based on down from the previous year, crime is something the are low,” Gentry said. “If we Gentry said. Harker Heights having a according to the Texas De- Harker Heights Police De- don’t get on this now, it will “Our community really population of 23,726, the city partment of Public Safety . partment is trying to han- overwhelm us in the future.” does watch out for each other. had a crime rate of 3,723.5 per A bulk of the criminal ac- dle before it gets out of hand, An effective way to police Our people call us more for 100,000 people in 2006, and in tivity includes larceny better , Gentry said. a community is to see a prob- things that concern them 2007, its crime rate per 100,000 known as theft, and it is typi- It is using enforcement lem before it becomes a statis- and that is what we want,” people dropped to 3,118.9, ac- cally the highest crime in any techniques like CADET tic, Gentry said. You do that he said, noting that the police cording to the Texas Depart- city Gentry said. , (crime analysis, direct en- by attacking the source and department received 50,000 ment of Public Safety . “As Harker Heights has forcement and technology) policing heavily on the minor calls-for-service last year. The two crimes reported grown and the residential area to keep Harker Heights’ crimes, because those people Harker Heights reported 740 most in Harker Heights were has grown, we are concerned property crime, as well as are more likely to commit crimes last year and cleared “I feel pretty safe in larceny and burglary in 2007, 138 of those crimes. It had a with 452 reported incidents on lowering the crime rate on ,” property Gentry said. other crimes, low, Gentry said. more severe crimes in the future. total of 51 violent crimes, ac- Killeen because it’s of larceny and 207 reported The concern about growth, “CADET is a proactive, ag- Gentry appreciates the City cording to Texas DPS. a big city and a lot of us are military. I Killeen Fayetteville, N.C. Nonviolent Crimes per 1,000 residents in 2007 don’t think we have Population: 95,874 Population: 164,261 anything to worry about.” Population Density: 2,458�9* people/sq� mile Population Density: 2,059�2* people/sq� mile Killeen Racial Makeup Racial Makeup White: 47,698 or 49�8% White: 71,216 or 43�4% Copperas Cove Black or African American: 33,270 or 34�7% Black or African American: 77,010 or 46�9% Derek Jackson American Indian, Alaska Native: 437 or 0�5% American Indian, Alaska Native: 1,748 or 1�1% Asian: 3,301 3�4% Asian: 3,642 or 2�2% Harker Heights Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander: 62 or 0�1% Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander: 618 or 0�4% Some other race: 5,974 or 6�2% Some other race: 3,522 or 2�1% Waco Two or more races: 5,132 or 5�4% Two or more races: 6,505 or 4�0% Hispanic or Latino (of any race): 22,990 or 24�0% Hispanic or Latino (of any race): 7,844 or 4�8% Dallas Age breakdown Under 5 years: 12,109 or 12�6% Age breakdown Under 5 years: 13,778 or 8�4% Lubbock 18 years and over: 63,101 or 65�8% 65 years and over: 5,707 or 6�0% 18 years and over: 118,099 or 71�9% 65 years and over: 18,304 or 11�1% Lawton, Okla. Median age: 27�2 Median age: 34�9 Clarksville, Tenn. Gender breakdown Gender breakdown Male: 47,565 or 49�6% Female: 48,309 or 50�4% Male: 75,368 or 45�9% Female: 88,893 or 54�1% Fayetteville,N.C. Violent Crimes Violent Crimes 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 per 1,000 residents in 2007: 7�82 Property Crimes per 1,000 residents in 2007: 8�04 Property Crimes Source: Each city reported its own data. per 1,000 residents in 2007: 54�51 per 1,000 residents in 2007: 76�83 Herald/TyreLL JOhNSON Nearby Army post: Fort Hood* Population: 33,711 Nearby Army Post: Fort Bragg* Population: 29,183 Lawton, Okla. Clarksville, Tenn. Nearby Army post: Fort Campbell, Ky.* Population: 14,338 Population: 90,851 Population: 113,175 Racial Makeup Racial Makeup Population Density: 1,234�5 people/sq� mile Population Density: 1,090�6* people/sq� mile Racial Makeup White: 17,103 or 50�7% White: 16,942 or 58�1% White: 8,396 or 58�6% Black or African American: 10,651 or 31�6% Black or African American: 7,368 or 25�2% Racial Makeup Racial Makeup Black or African American: 3,703 or 25�8% American Indian, Alaska Native: 407 or 1�2% American Indian, Alaska Native: 336 or 1�2% White: 53,963 or 59�4% White: 75,582 or 67�9% American Indian, Alaska Native: 142 or 1�0% Asian: 719 or 2�1% Asian: 536 or 1�8% Black or African American: 19,819 or 21�8% Black or African American: 26,944 or 24�2% Asian: 248 or 1�7% Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander: 284 or 0�8% Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander: 255 or 0�9% American Indian, Alaska Native: 4,551 or 5�0% American Indian, Alaska Native: 766 or 0�7% Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander: 147 or 1�0% Asian: 2,759 or 2�5% Some other race: 1,019 or 7�1% Some other race: 2,938 or 8�7% Some other race: 2,419 or 8�3% Asian: 1,879 or 2�1% “That’s why I live in Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander:130 or 0�1 Two or more races: 683 or 4�8% Two or more races: 1,609 or 4�8% Two or more races: 1,327 or 4�5% Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander: 639 or 0�7% Some other race: 1,253 or 1�1% Hispanic or Latino (of any race): 5,630 or 16�7% Hispanic or Latino (of any race): 4,603 or 15�8% Some other race: 4,151 or 4�6% Two or more races: 3,883 or 3�5% Age breakdown Age breakdown Two or more races: 5,849 or 6�4% Hispanic or Latino (of any race): 8,500 or 9�4% Hispanic or Latino (of any race): 6,152 or 5�5% Age breakdown Under 5 years: 2,316 or 16�2% 18 years and over: 9,235 or 64�4% Cove. I don’t live in Under 5 years: 3,947 or 11�7% Under 5 years: 3,247 or 11�1% 18 years and over: 22,477 or 66�7% 65 years and over: 36 or 0�1% 18 years and over: 21,664 or 74�2% 65 years and over 17 0�1% Age breakdown Under 5 years: 7,951 or 8�8%; 18 years and over: Age breakdown Under 5 years: 9,424 or 8�5% 18 years and over: 79,201 or 71�1% 65 years and over: 7 or 0�0 Median age: 21�4 Killeen because of the Median age: 21�4 Median age: 22 63,482 or 69�9%; 65 years and over: 9,217 or 10�1%: Median age: 30�3 65 years and over: 9,228 or 8�3% Median age: 29�9 Gender breakdown crime.” Gender breakdown Gender breakdown Gender breakdown Male: 8,772 or 61�2% Female: 5,566 or 38�8% Male: 20,911 or 62�0% Female: 12,800 or 38�0% Male: 19,980 68�5% Female 9,203 31�5% Male: 45,943 or 50�6% Female: 44,908 or 49�4% Violent Crimes per 1,000 residents in 2007: 7 Gender breakdown Male: 54,389 or 48�9% Female: 56,928 or 51�1% Sources: U�S� Census Bureau 2006 statistics, Genevieve Afan Property Crimes per 1,000 residents in 2007: 51�6 *based on 2000 statistics Sources: U�S� Census Bureau 2006 statistics, Sources: U�S� Census Bureau 2006 statistics, Violent Crimes per 1,000 residents in 2007: 9�54 globalsecurity�org, Lawtonpd�com *based on 2000 statistics ci�fayetteville�nc�us, *based on 2000 statistics Nearby Army post: Fort Sill Pop.: 18,000 Property Crimes per 1,000 residents in 2007: 34�24