Walton County & Municipal Data January – June 2014

Crime is down for the first six months in Walton County. Crime continues to fall across Florida according to the 2014 Semi-Annual Uniform Crime Report. The report shows Florida’s crime volume dropped 2.4 percent or 8,133 fewer crimes committed compared to the first six months of 2013.

Governor Scott said, “Florida is on a path to a 44 year crime low, which is great news for Florida families, communities and visitors. It is thanks to the hard work of our brave law enforcement officials that Florida is reaching these historic crime lows, and we’ll continue working to keep Florida a great and safe place to find opportunities, raise a family and live the American dream.”

Attorney General Pam Bondi said, “Our dedicated law enforcement officers continue to sacrifice their own safety for our communities, and I applaud them on a job well done in continuing to make Florida a safer place to live and raise a family.”

The Semi-Annual UCR calculates crime volume, the number of index crimes known to law enforcement. While crime was down overall, violent crime was up slightly, 0.1 percent.  Nonviolent crime was down 2.8 percent.  Index crimes including robbery, burglary and larceny all fell during this reporting period while murder, forcible sex offenses, aggravated assault and motor vehicle thefts increased.

Overall, domestic violence rose nearly a half percent. The number of domestic violence murders increased during the reporting period, but the number of manslaughters decreased. Cohabitants continue to be the largest group of victims of domestic violence related offenses. Law enforcement continues to make domestic violence a priority encouraging more victims to come forward and report these crimes.

The 2014 Semi Annual Uniform Crime Report, including county-by-county breakdowns, can be found on FDLE’s website at www.fdle.state.fl.us/fsac/ucr/.

Jan-Jun 2014

Total

Crime

Index

%

Change

Murder

ForcibleRape

Robbery

Aggravated Assault

Burglary

Larceny

Motor Vehicle Theft

% Cleared

WC 2013

869

3

8

3

119

178

525

33

24.9

WC 2014

858

-1.3

0

9

5

88

202

522

32

23.8

WCSO 2014

681

2.1

0

9

2

72

158

410

30

27.2

DFSPD 2014

177

-12.4

0

0

3

16

44

112

2

10.7

 

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