Overall Crime Down In Escambia County

May 23, 2018

The overall crime rate in Escambia County is down, according to a Uniform Crime Report released Tuesday by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Escambia County’s overall crime rate was down 4.8 percent for the year, compared to 6 percent for the entire state.

Escambia County had 19 murders in 2016 and 2017.  There was an increase in the number rapes )  and burglaries , while Escambia County reported a drop in the number of robberies, aggravated assaults, larcenies and vehicle thefts.

The countywide report covers crimes investigated by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, the Pensacola Police Department and other agencies.

Escambia County Crime Report

UP from 2016-2017

  • Rape: 188 to 209
  • Burglary: 1,978 to 2,004

DOWN from  2016-2017

  • Robbery: 373 to 307
  • Aggravated Assault: 1,400 to 1,198
  • Larceny: 7,767 to 7628
  • Vehicle Theft: 655 to 556


5 Responses to “Overall Crime Down In Escambia County”

  1. Howie on May 24th, 2018 11:46 am

    I haven’t stopped reading the news or watching news about daily crime in Escambia County for a long time. Crime is not down in this County and no one can make me believe it is down. Watch the Crimestopper’s fugitive wheel on Wednesday’s and that’s just a minor portion of Escambia’s criminals.

  2. Jennifer Hampton on May 23rd, 2018 5:09 pm

    LOL @ Steve

    Sounds like someone is a bit desperate to speculate this. Dude obviously has a grudge of some sort haha

  3. Copper on May 23rd, 2018 1:39 pm

    Steve is right. The numbers can easily be manipulated. Its been going on for years. Especially during an election cycle. They are getting ready to push Chip on you. As long as they can say its down 1% it makes the herd feel comfortable. Don’t be fooled sheep people. This county is still a tough place to be an LEO.

  4. tg on May 23rd, 2018 7:41 am

    Shots Fired Up!

  5. Steve on May 23rd, 2018 7:29 am

    Please understand, FDLE can only report was is reported by ECSO. I find it hard to believe that the crime rate is down. When Officers author a report they have a box that has to be checked and can be changed by someone within the agency that has administrative authority. For example, the incident may be a Burglary by F.S.S. but its changed to a theft. The definition of Burglary is the unlawful entry of almost any structure with intent to commit a crime, especially theft. This is what is reported to FDLE, a misdemeanor theft instead of a felony Burglary. This can be done many ways in other crimes. There are multiple S/O’s and PD’s throughout the State that have done to show a reduction of crime. Don’t be fooled by Sheriff Morgan and his administrative staff as to what heights they will go to mask the truth.

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