Our South Florida criminal defense attorneys have learned that Florida’s crime rate dropped by more 6% last year compared to 2008. Violent crime fell by almost 11%, according to statistics released earlier this week.
This trend played out across South Florida, including Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade counties. However, a spokesman for the Broward County Sherriff’s Office said that while the county’s 3% drop is encouraging, domestic violence continues to be an issue for the county. In fact, two recent cases involve men who were arrested in connection with their wives’ murders.
Governor Charlie Crist said on Wednesday that crime in Florida has dropped to the lowest level in 39 years. He added that this reflects well on law enforcement officers.
Source: Broward County crime drops, South Florida Sun Sentinel, April 7, 2010
Contact a Delray Beach criminal defense lawyer if you have been arrested and charged with a crime such as assault, domestic violence, or drug trafficking.