LCSO semi-annual report shows overall crime decrease

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FORT MYERS, Fla.- The total number crimes in Lee County has decreased by 11.71 percent, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office said in its 2016 semi-annual report.

The number is compared to reported offenses in 2015, the sheriff’s office said.

Violent crimes, including homicide, sex crimes, robbery and aggravated assault, increased by .52 percent, but non-violent offenses, such as burglaries and thefts, decreased by 14.32 percent, according to the report.

“These numbers reflect the hard work and dedication put forth around the clock, by then men and women of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office and I could not be more proud of them,” Sheriff Mike Scott said.

The total arrests made by the sheriff’s office also increased by 21.85 percent.


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