Crime in Collier County falls in 2013

CREATED Jan. 30, 2014

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NAPLES, Fla. - The Collier County Sheriff's Office released its crime statistics for 2013 and it shows overall crime fell 5.7 percent.

The total numbers of crimes fell to the lowest number since 1985 in unincorporated Collier County and Everglades City.

The only category of major crime that saw an increase was homicides, which went from six in 2012 to 12 in 2013. Arrests have been made in connection with 11 of the 12 homicides in 2013.

Robberies dropped by the greatest percentage in 2013, going down 26.7 percent from 146 in 2012 to 107 last year.

Burglaries also saw a dramatic reduction, plunging 19.2 percent from 1,224 in 2012 to 989 in 2013.


The other 2013 numbers break down as follows: Motor vehicle thefts dropped 6.5 percent from 230 in 2012 to 215 in 2013; sexual assaults went down 6.1 percent from 99 in 2012 to 93 in 2013; aggravated assaults went down .9 percent from 534 in 2012 to 529 in 2013; and larcenies dipped .6 percent from 3,322 in 2012 to 3,301 in 2013.