(August 28, 2015)-  Mid-year crime statistics for Cape Coral show a steady decrease in crime.  According to the statistics, certified by the Florida Department of Law enforcement, Part I crimes in Cape Coral were down overall by 4.6 percent .  Violent crimes were down 1.7 percent and property crimes down 4.8 percent.  The statistics released are used to calculate the Index Crime Rate by tracking Part I crimes. Part I crimes include: Murder, Sex Offenses, Aggravated Assault, Robbery, Burglary, Larceny, and Motor Vehicle Thefts. “We are proud of the hard working men and women of the Cape Coral Police Department and of the assistance and cooperation of our citizens.  We continue to enjoy historically low crime in Cape Coral and our city continues to be one of the safest places in Florida to raise a family, start a business, or to take a vacation. That said, there is still work to be done and our personnel are committed to working to keep 2015 one of the safest years on record.”- Bart Connelly, Chief of Police. ### CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT | Public Affairs Office | 1100 Cultural Park Boulevard | Cape Coral, FL 33990 | (239) 242-3341

Source: 2015 Mid-Year Stats Show Crime is Down in Cape Coral — Cape Coral Police Department