Gov Scott: Crime Drops 8.7% In Escambia County

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that crime is down in Escambia County compared to the first six months of 2012. Overall, crime fell 8.7 percent in Escambia County and 14 percent in the City of Pensacola.

Governor Scott said, “With crime across the state now approaching a 43 year low, it is great news that Escambia County and Pensacola have seen significant decreases in crime this year. With Escambia County experiencing a nearly 9 percent drop in crime, I commend law enforcement officials in the region as they continue to help make Florida the best place to live, work and raise a family.”

There were more than 700 fewer crime victims from January – June 2013 than the same time period last year with fewer rapes, 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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