Brevard County Crime Rate Reaches Lowest Point in 20 Years, Down 12 Percent Over 2017
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // January 28, 2019
Uniform Crime Rate shows overall decrease of 29.07 percent for areas of BCSO responsibility since 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 2018.
The UCR focuses on seven areas that include Homicide, Robbery, Rape, Burglary, Aggravated Assault, Larceny-Theft and Arson.
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.
Essentially, our Crime Rate has now reached the lowest point in 20-plus years.
While 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.
With that, I have absolutely no doubt that the significant change in our crime rate is because of our agency’s aggressive stance on crime coupled with the amazing partnership we enjoy with our citizens.
By working together to prevent and solve crimes, we have made the largest dent in the Crime Rate that our county has ever seen.
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 families 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 30 percent over the past six years, we need to keep in mind that now is not the time to let up, but instead, is the time to keep our boot 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
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.
– Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey
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