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Determined efforts by deputies and strong partnerships with the community helped drive down crime last year.
Sheriff David Gee is pleased to announce that violent crimes and property crimes experienced significant declines in 2009, as compared to 2008. All major categories of crimes, known as Part I Crimes in the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting index, decreased in unincorporated Hillsborough County.
Violent Crimes (2009 vs. 2008): down 21 percent
Property Crimes (2009 vs. 2008): down 9 percent
Sheriff Gee contributed the reductions in overall crime to sustained efforts by deputies to target habitual offenders, strong partnerships with community groups and associations, and crime prevention/education programs. Also, patrol district boundaries were redrawn to better allocate resources to handle calls for service.
Total offenses of major crimes decreased 10.3 percent.
Sheriff Gee also noted that in 2009 he launched Intelligence-Led Policing (ILP) at the Sheriff's Office, and created an intelligence fusion center to compile, analyze and route crime information to the appropriate area for action. ILP is a model of policing in which intelligence serves as a guide to operations, rather than the reverse. Problem areas are dealt with through strategic analysis and focus.
Click the link below to see the crime analysis document: