Florida Department of Law Enforcement Uniform Crime Report
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement Uniform Crime Report (UCR) system provides standardized reports on crime statistics. The data is based on information gathered from across the state.
Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey joined with Police Chiefs and Sheriffs following the Southwest Florida Police Chiefs Association meeting in Ft. Myers to announce the 2012 Annual Uniform Crime Report. The report shows Florida’s crime rate dropped 5.7 percent compared to 2011.
How low can crime go?
Florida lawyers may not celebrate, but citizens certainly should as the 2012 Annual UCR numbers are showing the lowest numbers in 42 years.
- There were 43,536 fewer crimes in 2012 than in 2011
- Florida’s crime rate dropped 6.5 percent
- The total number of crimes dropped 5.7 percent
- Homicide/ Murder is up 2.4 percent
- Forcible sex offenses increased 2.7 percent
- Robbery dropped 6.9 percent
- Aggravated assault is down 4.4 percent
- Burglary down 9.9 percent
- Larceny decreased 4.4 percent
- Motor vehicle thefts decreased by 5.9 percent
Arrests | Maybe the lawyers can still celebrate…
- 960,192 arrests were made last year, up 0.8 percent from 2011
- That’s almost 2500 arrests per day or an arrest every 35 seconds