According to recently released statistics from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, crime in both Broward and Palm Beach counties decreased slightly in the first half of this year compared to last year.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement tracks crimes including murder, robbery, forcible sex offenses, burglary, and auto theft. The mid-year statistics are used as a barometer for the rest of the year.
Overall, crime decreased eight percent statewide. In Broward and Palm Beach county, overall crime rates decreased by about four percent. Each category with the exception of auto theft saw slight increases or decreases.
Local crime down slightly, mid-year statistics show, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, September 23, 20009
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