Brevard County Crime Rate Drops 5.7 Percent in 2019, Total Decrease of More Than 33 Percent Since 2013
By Space Coast Daily // February 8, 2020
WATCH: Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey shared great news with the Space Coast community
WATCH: Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey shared some great news with the Space Coast community that the 2019 Uniform Crime Report for the unincorporated areas of Brevard County has once again shown a significant decrease in our Crime Rate by 5.7 percent as compared to 2018.
Live Release Rate for BCSO Animal Care Center was documented at 93.4 percent for 2019
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey shared some great news with the Space Coast community on Friday about our Brevard County Crime Rate.
Each year toward the end of January, Law Enforcement agencies throughout the state of Florida compile and submit their Uniform Crime Reports to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in an effort to track Florida’s Crime Rate and emerging trends in criminal activity.
This Uniform Crime Report (UCR), reflects crimes reported during each year in seven areas that include Homicide, Robbery, Rape, Burglary, Aggravated Assault, Larceny/Theft and Arson.
In presenting his report to the citizens of Brevard County, Sheriff Ivey said:
This afternoon I am extremely pleased to announce that the 2019 Uniform Crime Report for the unincorporated areas of Brevard County has once again shown a significant decrease in our Crime Rate by 5.7 percent as compared to 2018,” said Sheriff Ivey in a live video on the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.
“I am even more proud to announce this afternoon that this latest report reflects an overall decrease of 33.08 percent for our areas of responsibility since January 2013, and has now reached the lowest point in the past 25 years.”
Now while there are many factors that can impact the crime rate, there is no question that we have seen a significant change in our crime rate because our agency aggressively goes after criminals and because of the amazing partnership we enjoy with our citizens.
Our citizens help us preventive and combat crime each and every day and by working together to prevent and solve crimes we have collectively made a huge dent in our Crime Rate like no other time in recent history.
This amazing milestone is also an opportunity for me to brag about the incredible members of your Brevard County Sheriff’s Office who work hard every day to protect our citizens, our community, and our agency’s reputation as one of the most professional agencies in the country!
While our population in Brevard County continues to rise, our Crime Rate continues to decline because of the partnership we have with our citizens and the aggressive work of our Sheriff’s Office members.
Regardless if the agency member you see is a Deputy, a School Resource Deputy, Maritime Security Officer, a Animal Services Officer, Communications Officer, Corrections Deputy or even the person who makes our computers turn on, each has a unique responsibility that is vital to our success!
By working together 24 hours a day, 365 days a year as one team with one mission, our 1,500 members are dedicated to serving our community with honor and integrity and I could not be more proud of them for all they do to keep our community safe!
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 opportunity 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 over 33 percent in the past seven 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!
And while I’m at it, let me share some more great news with you concerning our efforts in Animal Services and saving the lives of homeless pets as I also just received our year-end Live Release Rate for our Animal Care Center which is documented at 93.4 percent.
Again this amazing achievement is the result of an amazing team from Animal Services, our incredible volunteers, our rescue partners, and our entire community who are stakeholders in our mission to remain a “No Kill” facility as we save the live’s of homeless pets in our community.
So in closing, our Crime Rate has once again shown a significant decrease of 5.7 percent bringing us to our lowest Crime Rate in over 25 years and our Animal Care Center continues to serve our community as a “No Kill” facility.
Now while everyone knows that I will never ever be satisfied, I have to tell you that I could not be more proud of our efforts as a community and the results that we have achieved by working together to keep Brevard County a great and safe place to call home!!
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!
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