February 28, 2014
The Fort Myers Police Department has submitted the Annual Uniform Crime Report to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for review and the figures have been certified. The annual statistics show a 2.23% decrease in overall crime for 2013.
The biggest reduction involved homicides which were down 58.33% from 24 in 2012 to 10 in 2013. “The reduction of violent crime, in particular homicides, can be attributed to the growing partnership with our community coupled with the strong relationships we have with our counterparts on the local, state and federal level,” said Police Chief Douglas Baker. Other significant decreases were seen in burglaries and motor vehicle thefts which were down 22.68% and 19.50% respectively.
Chief Baker added, “We are committed to the many strategic programs aimed at strengthening and fostering these extremely valuable endeavors as we move forward.”
Lieutenant Victor Medico
Public Information Officer
Fort Myers Police Department
2210 Widman Way
Fort Myers, Florida 33901