(March 1, 2016)- The Cape Coral Police Department is releasing Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) statistics for 2015. In 2015, the Cape Coral Police Department saw a decrease in violent crimes of 16.1%; the largest decline was in the areas of Aggravated Assault (-23.7%) and Homicide (-100%).

Non-violent crime was also on the decline last year, dropping by 4.1%. At the same time, the Cape Coral Police Department increased its case clearance rate by 5.6% in 2015.

The Index Crime Rate for Cape Coral dropped from 2147.2 in 2014 to 2005.3 in 2015, a decrease of 6.6%.  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.

"While there are always societal factors that are beyond our control, we are thrilled to see that both violent and non-violent crime declined in 2015.  I am proud of our Officers, Detectives, Forensics, Telecommunications, civilian support personnel, and Police Volunteers for their efforts in driving crime down, making Cape Coral a safe place to live, work, and play.  This shows what can be achieved when we partner with our citizens and build strong relationships throughout the community."- Bart Connelly, Chief of Police.

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