Gov. Scott: Crime drops 2.3% in Miami-Dade County

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that crime is down in Miami-Dade County compared to the first six months of 2012. Overall, crime fell 2.3 percent in Miami-Dade County and 9 percent in the City of Miami.

Governor Scott said, “Thanks to the hard work of our brave law enforcement officials, we are proud to announce the crime rate has decreased by more than 2 percent in Miami-Dade County. It’s on the heels of this success that we will continue to work to make sure Florida is the safest place to work and raise a family.”

In Miami-Dade County, there were more than 1,400 fewer crime victims from January – June 2013 than the same time period last year with fewer murders, aggravated assaults, burglaries and motor vehicle thefts.

Statewide the numbers reflect historic lows. The 2013 Semi-Annual Uniform Crime Report shows Florida’s crime volume dropped 5.2 percent and the number of violent crimes (murder, forcible sex offenses, robbery and aggravated assault) was down by 3.5 percent. Non-violent crime (burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft) fell 5.5 percent.

The complete 2013 Semi-Annual Uniform Crime Report, including county-by-county breakdowns, can be found on FDLE’s website at www.fdle.state.fl.us/fsac/ucr/. FDLE began tracking crime statistics in 1971.

 

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