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Release Number: 16-128
- For Immediate Release:
- Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
- March 29, 2016
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Crime Rate In Hillsborough County Down Another Year
Crime rate for unincorporated Hillsborough County has been reduced for the 9th straight year.
- December 31, 2015
- Time: 12:00 AM
- Unincorporated Hillsborough County
Hillsborough County, FL - Sheriff David Gee is proud to announce that the overall crime rate for unincorporated Hillsborough County has been reduced for the 9th straight year!
This was accomplished by the continued dedication and commitment, as well as the efforts of our community partners such as Neighborhood Watch, Business Watch, Crime Stoppers and Citizen Patrol.
Your eyes and ears let us know about suspicious activity and persons. You reacted, and we acted.
Compared to 2014, the overall crime rate in 2015 was reduced by 3.0%. The "violent crime" rate is the lowest in Hillsborough County since 1985.
With 905,007 residents in the unincorporated area of Hillsborough County, the number of victims of crimes was also reduced from 18,086 in 2014 to 17,552 in 2015. That equates to 19.4 victims of crime per 1,000 residents versus 20.4 victims in 2014.
While Hillsborough County's population continues to grow, the number of deputies on the street has not. There are 1.4 deputies per 1,000 residents in Hillsborough County. That is lower than the national average for law enforcement agencies of 2.3 officers per capita. That means the men and women of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office are working harder and smarter to reduce crime.
We redefined how we battle crime; by being more proactive. Our strategic Law enforcement Intelligence Nexus Center (LINC) is the hub. Detectives and crime analysts sift through criminal intelligence, and then relay information to supervisors who craft decisions based on the best use of resources, and devise plans of action to keep our communities safe.
Sheriff David Gee - "Together, we continue to make Hillsborough County a safer place. We can all be proud of what we have accomplished in the past nine years. I look forward to even more reductions in crime in the years to come. Thank you again!"