Nationwide Semiannual Crime Statistics for 2018 Released, Crime Declined in First Half of Last Year

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report contains data from more than 14,000 law enforcement agencies nationwide

BREVARD COUNTY SHERIFF WAYNE IVEY: I am extremely pleased to share that the 2018 UCR data reflects another significant decrease of 12 percent in our reported Crime Rate as compared to 2017, and an overall decrease of 29.07 percent for the areas of our responsibility since January 2013.

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BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Preliminary statistics show declines in both violent crime and property crime across the country in the first half of 2018 when compared to statistics from the first half of the previous year, according to the FBI’s Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report, released today.

The report contains data from more than 14,000 law enforcement agencies nationwide that voluntarily submitted crime data to the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program.

The report showed nearly all offenses in the violent crime category declined. Robbery offenses decreased 12.5 percent, murder and nonnegligent manslaughter offenses decreased 6.7 percent, and aggravated assault offenses declined 2 percent.

Rape (revised definition), however, increased 0.6 percent.

When comparing data from the first six months of 2018 with the first six months of 2017, all property crime categories showed a decrease.

Burglaries were down 12.7 percent, larceny-thefts decreased 6.3 percent, and motor vehicle thefts declined 3.3 percent.

The full Crime in the United States, 2018 report will be released later this year.

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