2010 Murder Rate Not Seen Since 1965

POSTED: 01:39 PM MDT Jul 15, 2012    UPDATED: 05:49 AM MST Jan 02, 2011 
EL PASO, Texas -

In 2010, the city of El Paso recorded five murders.

According to El Paso Police officials, that tied with the number of murders that happened in 1964.

Officials said the years of 1964, 1965 amd 2010 are the only years -- in the last 50 years -- that recorded single digit murders.

The lowest number of murders recorded since 1960 has been five. The year with the highest number of murders was 56 in 1993.

The numbers recorded for the years 1960 to 1965 included murders that occurred within city limits and the county of El Paso, combined, according to UCR data in Austin, Texas.