Crime Stats Hold Steady In Escambia County

February 28, 2016

Crimes stats in Escambia County were relatively stable from 2014 to 2015, according to data from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.

Total indexed crimes reported increased 0.4 percent from 11,580 to 11,629 from 2014 to 2015. Indexed crimes include murders, sex offenses, robberies, assaults, burglaries, larceny and motor vehicle thefts.

The violent crime rate increased by 0.2 percent from 1761 to 1764 and property crimes increased 0.5 percent from 11,580 to 11,629. In 2015, the population in Escambia County also grew by 2,737 people, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The ECSO pointed out the clearance rate (up 7.5 percent), number of arrests (up 8.8 percent), and violent crime arrests (up 12.8 percent) also increased. There were 18 murders in 2014, with 20 reported in 2015 by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.

There were slight increases in sex offenses (6.4 percent), robberies (4.2 percent), larcenies (3.5 percent). But there was a decrease in the number of aggravated assaults (-2.2 percent), burglaries (-7.0 percent) and motor vehicle thefts (-5.4 percent) from 2014 to 2015. Since 2009, violent crimes have dropped by 21.5 percent, according to the ECSO.

There was $13.6 million worth of property stolen in 2015, or which $5.7 million worth was recovered.

“The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is proud these numbers have maintained and takes any crime committed seriously. Those who choose to break laws in Escambia County will face the proper consequences,” the department said in a statement published on Facebook.

The stats are reported each year to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for an annual report.


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