WATCH: Sheriff Wayne Ivey Reports Crime Rate Dropped in Unincorporated Brevard County 15.8 Percent in 2020
By Space Coast Daily // March 23, 2021
biggest reduction in the year-over-year crime rate for Brevard County in 25 years
ABOVE VIDEO: Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey announced Monday night that, according to the recently released Uniform Crime Report, the crime rate in unincorporated Brevard County dropped by 15.827 percent during 2020.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey announced Monday night that, according to the recently released Uniform Crime Report, the crime rate in unincorporated Brevard County dropped by 15.827 percent during 2020.
The Uniform Crime Report or “UCR”, includes reported crimes in each community such as murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault as well as property crimes such as burglary, larceny, auto theft and arson.
According to the Uniform Crime Report, in 2020 there were 3,441 reported crimes compared to 2019, which registered 4,088 crimes. This is the biggest reduction in the year-over-year crime rate for Brevard County in 25 years.
Since Sheriff Ivey was elected in 2012, Brevard County has experience a 43.7 percent reduction in crime rate. A closer look at the numbers show there were 6,109 crimes reported in 2012, signifying a 2,668 crime reduction with the 3,441 crimes reported in 2020.
Even more amazing, the population has increased by more than 65,000 in unincorporated areas during that time period.
“There’s no question, the leading contributor in our success is the amazing partnership we have with our citizens, where we work together to keep Brevard County one of the safest places in the country to call home,” said Sheriff Ivey.
“Combined with committing to put bad people in jail and a State Attorney that partners with us to keep criminals behind bars, our partnership with our citizens is, without a doubt, the primary ingredient to lowering our crime rate and making sure we keep our neighborhoods, our schools, our houses of worship, our port and our playgrounds safe.”
Recently, State Attorney Ashley Moody recognized Sheriff Ivey for the great work the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is doing and voiced her strong support for Wayne Ivey’s stance with the ongoing Border Crisis at the southern border.
“Thank you Sheriff Wayne Ivey. We are fighting to protect Floridians and untie the hands of our law enforcement leaders so you can remove criminals from your communities.
Thank you, @SheriffIvey. We are fighting to protect Floridians and untie the hands of our law enforcement leaders so you can remove criminals from your communities. pic.twitter.com/ss5snUyFiu
— AG Ashley Moody (@AGAshleyMoody) March 11, 2021
Days later, Sheriff Ivey then appeared on “Fox and Friends” on Fox News to discuss the situation at the southern border. He discussed the recent development of FEMA being called in to help assist, along the border.
“Everybody needs to accept that this is a crisis. Quite frankly, if it’s not a crisis, why did we send FEMA down there?”
“It filters into every community. It impacts us by taking detainers away from violent criminals and it impacts our abilities to fight COVID-19, impacts our fight against drugs in our country and human trafficking of children.”
ABOVE VIDEO: Brevard Sheriff Wayne Ivey Appears on ‘Fox and Friends’ to Discuss Ongoing ‘Border Crisis’
In discussing the 2020 crime rate reduction, Sheriff Ivey commended his Brevard County Sheriff’s Office team that utilizes a great partnership with the citizens and being proactive to deter crime.
“While the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is over 1,700 members strong, by partnering with our citizens, we create a force multiplier of over 600,000 that are each stakeholders in keeping ur community safe.”
“By working close together of the driving force, “If you see something, say something”, our community is creating an incredible policing model for others across our great nation to follow.”
“Now, while lowering our crime rate is so significantly an amazing achievement, it is not a signal that we cannot relax our focus on protecting our citizens. Instead, it is an opportunity to reflect on our successes and continue to work together so we cannot lower crime rate even further and prevent our citizens from becoming crime’s next victim.”
“As Sheriff, I have never apologized for being tough on crime and even tougher on criminals, and I never will. As I have always said… “its really very simple… if you don’t want to go to jail then don’t commit a crime in Brevard County, if you don’t want to be on “Wheel of Fugitive” then don’t be a fugitive, and, by all means, if you don’t want to be walked into the jail by the Sheriff himself, don’t you dare harm a pet in our county.”
Sheriff Wayne Ivey is a 40 year Law Enforcement veteran. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy 237th Session and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Supervision and Management from Daytona State College.
His background in law enforcement includes Management, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics, Patrol Services, Public Integrity Investigations, and Corrections.
Prior to being elected in 2012, Sheriff Ivey served the citizens of the State of Florida as the Resident Agent-in-Charge for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
As a member of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Sheriff Ivey developed numerous programs that were not only nationally recognized for their innovation, but were identified as national models to investigate crime.
Sheriff Ivey has testified before the United States Congress on law enforcement related matters and has extensive experience in the area of crime prevention innovation.
Sheriff Ivey speaks regularly on topics such as Identity Theft, Crime in America, Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and Self Defense through Mental Preparedness. He firmly believes that crime prevention and education are vital to reduce our crime rate and protect our community.
Sheriff Ivey was appointed to serve as the Chairman of the Florida Sheriffs Association training committee as well as serving on multiple non-profit boards throughout Brevard County. He is the recipient of the President’s Award for efforts in crime prevention and community awareness from the Florida Crime Prevention Association (FCPA) and the NRA Defender of Freedom Award.
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