Fort Myers crime stats released

CREATED Feb. 28, 2014

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FORT MYERS, Fla. - A big drop in the murder rate highlights the crime statistics for the City of Fort Myers in 2013.

The Fort Myers Police Department released the uniform crime report for 2013 Friday.  Overall, violent crime fell 0.27% in the city.  Murders dropped from 24 in 2012 to 10 in 2013.

The other major declines came in the area of burglary and motor vehicle theft.  Burglaries were down 22.68% year-to-year.  Motor vehicle thefts dropped 19.5% from 2012 to 2013.