CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT

Public Affairs Office

1100 Cultural Park Blvd

Cape Coral, FL 33990

239-574-0642

Cape Coral Violent Crime Drops Nearly 14 Percent

(January 23, 2012)- The Cape Coral Police Department is releasing Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) statistics for 2011. The department saw a drop of violent crimes of 13.8%; the biggest drop was in the area of robberies, sex offenses and aggravated batteries.

Non violent crime rose slightly by 5.9% however burglaries are down 5.2%. The rise in total non-violent crime can be attributed to an increase in thefts reported. The largest increase was larceny which includes shoplifting complaints, bicycle thefts as well as theft of property from residences committed by known persons.

The Cape Coral Police Department's case clearance rate also improved, meaning officers and detectives are clearing a higher percentage of cases.

"We are encouraged by the decrease in violent crime. Although there was an increase in thefts, the department is pleased with an improved case clearance rate over an already strong percentage."-Lieutenant Tony Sizemore.

###