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Violent crimes decrease in Lee County | Cape Coral Real Estate

August 3, 2011

The Lee County Sheriff’s Workplace has released its 2011 semi-annual report, which shows violent crime has dipped 14 percent over the very same six-month period final year.

“That’s excellent news because it shows the continuing downward trend in violent crimes because 2008,” said Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott.

Every of the violent crime categories, which includes homicide, robbery and sex crimes, experienced decreases, but probably the most important was 63 fewer aggravated assault/stalking cases compared to the very same time final year. Overall there had been 602 violent crimes reported, 102 fewer than final year at this time in Lee County including Cape Coral.

Motor vehicle thefts show the biggest decline of all of the reported crimes with 88 less than final year, dropping to 219, a 29 percent drop. Meanwhile, increases had been noticed in thefts from motor vehicles with 64 cases far more than last year, as much as 676. Surprisingly, bicycle thefts had been also up, reaching 170 reports countywide, 62 far more than final year. Those two property crimes alone account for more than half the rise in property crimes.

Combining all necessary categories within the mid-year crime report results in an overall case enhance of 85, equating to an boost of 1.53% compared to the very same period in 2010.

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