Largo Police Department Announces a Reduction in Crime
Each year, semi-annually, law enforcement agencies submit crime statistics to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. These UCR (Uniform Crime Reports) are submitted by city, county, state and tribal agencies so that the criminal statistics can be analyzed to evaluate police services.
The Uniform Crime Report encompasses the statistical data from the most prevalent crimes that occur, on average, nation wide.
As a way of measuring the success of police services, special attention is paid to the percent of increase or decrease of certain types of crimes which are reported on the UCR. These crimes (referred to as Part I crimes) include Homicide, Sex Offenses, Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Burglary, Larceny and Auto Theft.
After a comparative study of the crimes recorded during the first six months of 2008 and the crimes recorded during the first six months of 2009, there has been a 14 percent drop in Part I crimes in the City of Largo.
Chief L. Aradi of the Largo Police Department is proud to announce this 14 percent reduction in crime in the City of Largo.
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