Sheriff Wayne Ivey: 2017 Uniform Crime Rate Shows 5.8% Decrease From 2016 In Brevard County
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard Sheriff // March 19, 2018
overall decrease of 19.05% since January 2013
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Recently, our agency submitted our Uniform Crime Rate (UCR) report to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement that reflects the crimes reported in unincorporated Brevard County during 2017.
The UCR focuses on 7 areas that include Homicide, Robbery, Rape, Burglary, Aggravated Assault, Larceny/Theft, and Arson.
Today, I am extremely pleased to share that the 2017 UCR data reflects a significant 5.8% decrease in our reported Crime Rate as compared to 2016, and an overall decrease of 19.05% for our areas of our responsibility since January 2013.
Essentially, our Crime Rate has now reached the lowest point in the past 22 years and I could not be more proud of the efforts of our team and our community!
We all know that there are many factors that can impact the crime rate, however there is no question that we have seen a significant change in our crime rate because our agency aggressively goes after criminals and the amazing partnership we enjoy with our citizens.
By working together to prevent and solve crimes we have made a huge dent in our Crime Rate like no other time in recent history!
I have always believed that the only way to truly impact crime is to partner with our citizens and to provide them with vital Crime Prevention information before they become a victim and not after.
By partnering together we give our citizens every tool they need to protect themselves, their homes and their businesses so that they don’t become crime’s next victim!!
While we are extremely fortunate to have lowered our Crime Rate by almost 20% in the past 5 years, we need to keep in mind that now is NOT the time to let up, but instead is the time to keep our boots firmly planted on the throat of crime and boldly state that while lowering our crime rate is our goal, keeping our citizens safe is our number one priority!
Have a great week everyone and on behalf of the 1,500 proud men and women that I have the honor of serving with, we hope you truly know how much we appreciate your incredible support and partnership!
– Sheriff Wayne Ivey
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