Cape Coral Crime decreases by 11.6 percent, according to FDLE mid-year report
The city of Cape Coral reported an 11.6 percent decrease in overall crime for the first six months of 2009 as compared to 2008.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement released their semi-annual report on Wednesday, Sept. 23, and Cape Coral is the fifth safest city in Florida for populations over 100,000.
Cape Coral had 2,414 total “index” crimes from January – June this year. In 2008, the city reported 2,732 index crimes for the same period. Cape Coral recorded decreases in every major category except for robbery, which increased 5.7 percent (from 53 to 56). Rape showed the greatest drop with seven rapes reported compared to 18 in 2008 – a 61.1 percent decrease.
“We are pleased that we have been able to work together – the community and police – to keep our crime rate low and our citizens safe,” said Police Chief Rob Petrovich in a prepared statement. “While we know that we cannot stop every crime from occurring, we can continue our proactive efforts to target specific areas of concern and respond quickly to all criminal incidents.”
Source: Cape Coral Police Dapartment
Here is a table of Cape Coral’s Index Crime Report and city rankings:
Change from 2008
Motor Vehicle Theft
City (100,000+ Pop.)
Port St. Lucie