(PRWEB) January 16, 2013
Busted! Mugshots, part of the Busted! Grid crime information network, reviews the latest crime statistics by the FBI to help Orlando residents understand crime trends. Compiled from the most recent data from the Uniform Crime Report, these numbers provide an overview of national and local crime trends.
Although the overall crime rate in Orlando increased by 4.8% according to the 2011 Uniform Crime Report (UCR), the state of Florida had its lowest crime rate in four decades. Statewide the crime rate dropped 0.8% which is its lowest rate since 1970.
According to recent data, reported property crimes in Orlando have increased by 10.2%. While all offenses within the property crime category increased, larceny theft rose the most by 12.7%. Nationally, property crime has dropped since 2003 based on the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report. Orlando's property crime rate has not followed the national trend. The city has showed rates of decline only since 2008 until the recent increase.
Burglaries increase 3.7%
Thefts increase 12.7%
Auto Thefts increase 9.9%
Violent crime rose by 0.6%. The largest increase occurred in the homicide category with a 61.1% increase. Forcible rape and robberies also increased, but aggravated assaults decreased. Orlando's increase in violent crime follows a national trend. In UCR reports released regarding 2012 statistics, law enforcement agencies throughout the nation reported a 1.9% increase in the number of violent crimes reported during the first 6 months of the year when compared to 2011.
Homicides increase 61.1%
Rape increase 5.3%
Robberies increase 3.7%
Aggravated Assaults decrease 1.4%
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