Crime rate drops in Cape Coral
CAPE CORAL, Fla. - The Cape Coral Police Department points to a big decrease in robberies in its release of their 2012 crime statistics.
Cape Coral remains one of the safest cities in Florida with decreases in crime such as burglary, larceny and highlighted by a 26% reduction in robbery.
The city's murder rate stayed steady at three from year to year, although the city did record a 4th homicide when a victim died from injuries inflicted in 2002.
2011 2012 Change Percent
Murder 3 4 1 33%
Sex Assaults 15 14 -1 -7%
Aggravated Assault 160 171 11 7%
Robbery 43 58 -15 -26%
Burglary 860 1023 -163 -16%
Motor Vehicle Theft 122 112 10 9%