CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT

Public Affairs Office

1100 Cultural Park Blvd

Cape Coral, FL 33990

239-574-0642

Cape Coral Police Release Mid-Year Crime Statistics

(July 9, 2012)- The Cape Coral Police Department is releasing their crime statistics for the first half of 2012. Violent Crime is down 36% compared to 2010 and Property Crime is down 10% compared to 2011 when we way a spike in metal theft.

The Cape Coral Police Department continues to be well ahead of the national average in overall case clearance rate as well.

In 2010 we had 1 violent crime for every 1,002 citizens, so far in 2012 that number has fallen to 1 for every 1,579 residents.

Said Police Chief Jay Murphy to his officers, "With your continued hard work, from taking the call and dispatching it quickly, to the first officers on the scene or the endless surveillance by Special Ops, and the follow-up by ISB-Forensics/Property, data logging by Records and analysis by Crime Analysts, we have a great team.

Couple this with citizens who will call us with information because each of you has worked hard to establish those relationships that produce dividends and it is all coming together."

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