GALVESTON — The 13 deaths ruled homicides in Galveston County last year represented a historic low not seen since the middle 1960s.
The county’s drop in the number of reported homicides continues a trend that saw a 3.8 percent overall national decline in violent crimes reported in 2011 as compared to the previous year, according to data collected by the FBI.
Only 10 of the 13 deaths ruled homicides were the result of injuries that happened in the county. The remaining three involved two prison inmates and a 16-month-old Oklahoma child who died at a Galveston burn center, according to data collected from the Galveston County Medical Examiner’s Office.
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