Why did crime numbers change after Lawton council meeting?

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - On Wednesday, the City of Lawton clarified crime statistics presented at a city council meeting the day before, explaining d...

November 17, 2022
8:18 AM

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - On Wednesday, the City of Lawton clarified crime statistics presented at a city council meeting the day before, explaining data discrepancies and presenting new numbers. The clarification came after 7News reported on crime numbers given to city council, and initial confusion between Lawton Police Chief James Smith and Mayor Stan Booker. READ: Lawton Police Chief: Crime down overall, larceny increasing'Despite previous reports, the Lawton Police Department is seeing crime decrease in several major crime categories,' said a Wednesday press release.

Avery Ikeda