AUSTIN (KXAN) - Final crime statiscs just released for 2012 paint a picture of how Austin is changing with more people moving to the capital city.
The Unified Crime Report from the FBI shows last year, overall violent crime dropped 2 percent compared to 2011.
For a city of it's size, APD says Austin is the second safest in the nation.
While the number of rapes went down slightly, the number of aggravated assaults went up a little.
The largest jump in violent crime, though, comes in the number of murders. In 2011, 27 murders were reported across the city. The number jumped to 33 in 2012, an increase of 22 percent.
The number of robberies did just the opposite. In 2011, more than 1,100 robberies were reported in the city. That number dropped by 12 percent to 978 in 2012.
"Lock your door," said Police Chief Art Acevedo. "The sad truth is that a third of our burglaries there is no forced entry because people don't lock their doors."
APD announced the numbers Wednesday while preparing for this weekend's first crowds for Austin City Limits Music Festival. They are relying on citizens to help out and look for anyone who might have 'bad intentions.'
"If you see somebody leave something somewhere unattended, treat ACL, treat any place that's a place that's heavily populated or heavily being attended with a large gathering of people," Acevedo said. "Treat it like you would an airport."
Because ACL is two weekends this year, Acevedo also expects an influx of people throughout next week, meaning tougher challenges for police.
Late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, a light band of freezing drizzle traversed the I-35 corridor eastward. With sub-freezing temperatures, even the light precipitation created major problems.
A 10-year-old was killed while standing outside a vehicle after the child's family was involved in a fender bender, DPS said.
Austin Police confirm they have located an 82-year-old women who went missing last night.
APD is responding to a 25 vehicle accident near the 5400 block of Ed Bluestein near Thurgood Ave.
A man is dead after being hit by several vehicles in the eastbound lane of Highway 71 Saturday night.
A representative at the Fayette County Sheriff's office said that Fayette County is effectively shut down due to icy conditions.