Gov .Scott: Crime drops 4.9% in Palm Beach County

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that crime is down in Palm Beach County compared to the first six months of 2012. Overall, crime fell 4.9 percent in Palm Beach County and 15.6 percent in the City of Palm Beach.

Governor Scott said, “With crime down nearly 5 percent in Palm Beach County, Florida families are enjoying more opportunities to live the American Dream. Today’s report demonstrates we’re making progress each and every day in making our communities safer.”

There were more than 1,200 fewer crime victims from January – June 2013 than the same time period last year with fewer rapes, robberies, aggravated assaults, burglaries and larcenies.

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 FDLE began tracking crime statistics in 1971.



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