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Posted on: January 29, 2020

FMPD Releases 2019 Crime Statistics

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The Fort Myers Police Department held a press conference today at 10 AM and released the 2019 Uniform Crime Report (UCR) statistics. The UCR system provides standardized reports on crime statistics based on data gathered from law enforcement agencies across the state.


The report presented today showed four years of crime trends from 2016 to 2019. The offenses include violent crimes and property crimes committed in the city of Fort Myers. Violent crimes include Murder, Rape, Robbery and Aggravated Assault while Property crimes include Burglary, Larceny, and Motor Vehicle Theft.


The 2019 UCR numbers show a significant drop in all crime categories with violent crimes down 16.5% and property crimes down 14.6 percent since 2018. The total for 2019 shows an overall reduction of 15 percent for the City of Fort Myers.


“Over the past three and a half years the FMPD has adopted a 21st-century policing philosophy and has implemented a wide variety of programs which include Technological and Intelligence Driven Policing; Academic Partnerships; Community Engagement; Youth Based Programs and Fair and Impartial Policing Training,“ said Chief Diggs. “Our dedication and commitment to the safety and well-being of the citizens of Fort Myers will continue to be our number one priority,” he added.


Reports that provide both summary and detailed information are issued semi-annually and annually by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). Interested parties can find data online at https://www.fdle.state.fl.us/FSAC/UCR-Reports.aspx.

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