(July 28, 2016)-  Mid-year crime statistics for Cape Coral continue to show a steady decrease in crime. 

According to the statistics, certified by the Florida Department of Law enforcement, Part I crimes in Cape Coral were down overall by 3.3 percent.  Violent crimes were down 9.6 percent and property crimes down 2.8 percent

PHOTO:  Chart showing year-over-year comparison of mid-year crime statistics.  (Photo Courtesy of Cape Coral Police Department)

PHOTO:  Chart showing year-over-year comparison of mid-year crime statistics.  (Photo Courtesy of Cape Coral Police Department)

The statistics released are used to calculate the Index Crime Rate by tracking Part I crimes. Part I crimes include: Murder, Sex Offenses, Aggravated Assault, Robbery, Burglary, Larceny, and Motor Vehicle Thefts.

"The Cape Coral Police Department’s mission is, "to ensure the safety and well-being of our community through a partnership with our citizens.”  Thank you to our citizens for your support and cooperation to help us reduce crime in our city,” Dave Newlan, Interim Chief of Police.

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