Report: Florida Sees Less Crime in First Half of 2018

Crime continues to fall across Florida, according to the 2018 Semi-Annual Uniform Crime Report as compiled by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.  

The report shows Florida’s crime volume dropped eight percent, or 24,564 fewer reported index crimes, compared to the first six months of 2017.  

Overall, both violent and property crimes were down in this report.  

The report notes that the index crimes of robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft were down while murder and rape increased slightly.  

Domestic violence crimes were also lower in this report.

The Semi-Annual UCR calculates crime volume, the number of index crimes known to law enforcement. 

The report, including county-by-county breakdowns, can be found on the FDLE’s website.

The report notes that crime overall was down when compared to the same period in 2017.

Officials say the numbers are good news, since 2017 saw the lowest volume of crime in Florida in 47 years.

If the numbers for 2018 hold up, then this year will have seen even less crime than last year.

The FDLE says it began tracking crime statistics in 1971.

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