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Escambia Co. has a Reduction in Violent Crimes

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Reports a Reduction in Violent Crimes in 2011.
Pensacola, Fla- The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office released the 2011 crime statistics, which show an overall reduction in violent crimes from the 2010 crime statistics. The Sheriff’s Office saw a significant decrease in Homicides, reporting only 14 homicides in 2011. This is the lowest number of homicides in Escambia County since 2006, and a 46.2% decrease from the 26
homicides that occurred in 2010.

The Sheriff’s Office also saw a 16% reduction in robberies that involved the use of a firearm and a 13.6% decrease in those where a knife or other cutting instrument was used. There was a slight increase in the total number of robberies that occurred in 2011, with two more than the previous year.

Other reductions in violent crime include a 13.1% decrease in forcible sex offenses and an 8.4%  decrease in aggravated assaults, resulting in an overall 7.6% decrease in crimes against persons.
Although there was a slight increase in property crimes over the last 12 months, the Sheriff’s Office did see 65 fewer burglaries occur in 2011 than in 2010, resulting in a 2.4% decrease. Overall, 2011 resulted in 284,308 calls for service, 37,717 reports written, 12,510 UCR reportable offenses, and deputies arrested 12,455 adults and 1,232 juveniles. Since 2009, there has been a 21% reduction in violent crime.

These statistics are from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Uniform Crime Report (UCR) which is provided to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). The Uniform Crime Reporting Program was designed to give an indicator of the crime in specific areas by collecting offense and arrest information within that law enforcement jurisdiction.

Agencies are required to report crimes that fall within the nine categories, Murder, Sex Offenses, Robbery, Aggravated Assault and Stalking, Burglary, Larceny or Theft, Motor Vehicle Theft, Simple Assaults and Arson. UCR does not differentiate between crimes that are attempted and crimes that are committed when reporting offenses and crimes against persons are counted based on the number of victims affected. The UCR report for both Escambia County and the State of Florida is available through FDLE’s website, .  For more information regarding crime statistics, please visit

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