CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT
Public Affairs Office
1100 Cultural Park Boulevard
Cape Coral, FL 33990
Cape Coral Police Department Publishes its 2013 Uniform Crime Statistics
(February 28, 2014)- The Cape Coral Police Department is releasing Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) statistics for 2013. The department saw a drop of violent crimes of 14%; the biggest decline was in the area of sex offenses (-56.3%) and homicides (-25%).
The Index Crime Rate for Cape Coral dropped from 2341.1 in 2012 to 2217.7 in 2013, a decrease of 5.3%. The "Index Crime Rate" is calculated for the number of Part I crimes per 100,000 residents. Part I Crimes include: Murder, Sex Offenses, Aggravated Assault, Robbery, Burglary, larceny, and Motor Vehicle Thefts.
Non-violent crime was also on the decline last year, dropping by 4.1%.
"We are encouraged by the declines in both violent and non-violent crime here in Cape Coral. While we are enjoying the benefits of a nationwide downtrend in crime, we would be remiss if we did not recognize the hard work of our Officers, Detectives, Forensics, and Telecommunications personnel for their part in continuing to drive crime down and make Cape Coral a safe place to live, work, and play. We must also acknowledge the tremendous partnership that we have with our community. Without the terrific relationship that we enjoy with our citizens, these types of results just wouldn't be possible."- Bart Connelly, Chief of Police.