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Is Violent Crime Down in St. Pete?

FBI released crime statistics for the first half of 2012 on Jan. 14. Violent crimes in the 'Burg are down.

The FBI released crime statistics last week that show violent crime was down slightly in St. Pete for the first half of 2012 compared to 2011. 

For the first half of 2012 there were six murders compared to 13 in 2011. Overall violent crimes fell from 1,298 to 1,119. The only two crime categories that increased in St. Pete were property crime and larceny-theft. 

For a complete list of crime statistics of St. Petersburg and other Florida cities, there is a chart below. 

According to the FBI, nationally, violent crime numbers were mixed. 

"Two of the four offenses in the violent crime category actually showed overall decreases when compared with data from the first six months of 2011—murders dropped 1.7 percent and forcible rapes fell 1.4 percent. But the number of robberies increased 2.0 percent and aggravated assaults 2.3 percent."

CityYear Population Violent Crime Murder Forcible Rape Robbery Aggravated Assault CAPE CORAL2011 156,408 91 1 6 13 71 2012 99 0 6 19 74 CLEARWATER2011 109,153 374 4 17 96 257 2012 386 3 34 99 250 CORAL SPRINGS2011 122,746 123 0 2 47 74 2012 118 0 3 32 83 FORT LAUDERDALE2011 167,777 750 7 48 335 360 2012 713 8 32 369 304 GAINESVILLE2011 126,049 456 3 39 98 316 2012 460 3 47 88 322 HIALEAH2011 227,731 434 4 18 114 298 2012 411 1 21 137 252 HOLLYWOOD2011 142,686 304 0 30 128 146 2012 310 3 18 129 160 JACKSONVILLE2011 834,429 2,601 34 181 773 1,613 2012 2,547 39 164 625 1,719 MIAMI2011 404,901 2,313 34 44 883 1,352 2012 2,429 30 25 980 1,394 MIAMI GARDENS2011 108,628 481 8 12 206 255 2012 401 10 7 148 236 MIRAMAR2011 123,704 260 2 21 100 137 2012 281 2 18 75 186 ORLANDO2011 241,548 1,320 15 50 329 926 2012 1,301 13 76 297 915 PALM BAY2011 104,596 302 0 13 44 245 2012 251 2 11 31 207 PEMBROKE PINES2011 156,859 160 1 16 63 80 2012 120 1 8 42 69 POMPANO BEACH2011 101,206 455 2 26 172 255 2012 561 2 18 200 341 PORT ST. LUCIE2011 166,846 183 2 18 27 136 2012 201 4 21 30 146 ST. PETERSBURG2011 248,105 1,298 13 55 321 909 2012 1,119 6 54 301 758 TALLAHASSEE2011 183,848 903 6 72 272 553 2012 756 5 58 241 452 TAMPA2011 340,284 1,108 18 30 275 785 2012 1,026 11 18 252 745 WEST PALM BEACH2011 101,281 370 8 24 107 231 2012 355 7 15 115 218 CityYear Population Property Crime Burglary, Larceny-Theft Mother Vehicle Theft Arson CAPE CORAL2011 156,408 1,979 506 1,423 50 7 2012 1,772 428 1,286 58 7 CLEARWATER2011 109,153 1,976 337 1,555 84 3 2012 2,147 415 1,642 90 16 CORAL SPRINGS2011 122,746 1,517 312 1,106 99 0 2012 1,427 283 1,065 79 6 FORT LAUDERDALE2011 167,777 4,941 1,441 3,221 279 17 2012 4,870 1,533 3,032 305 22 GAINESVILLE2011 126,049 2,439 465 1,853 121 1 2012 2,429 503 1,817 109 5 HIALEAH2011 227,731 3,623 534 2,639 450 11 2012 3,561 479 2,714 368 4 HOLLYWOOD2011 142,686 3,840 985 2,570 285 5 2012 4,603 1,887 2,411 305 10 JACKSONVILLE2011 834,429 17,356 4,101 12,346 909 53 2012 17,022 3,828 12,285 909 49 MIAMI2011 404,901 10,858 2,387 7,213 1,258 53 2012 11,473 2,200 7,724 1,549 41 MIAMI GARDENS2011 108,628 2,576 689 1,543 344 12 2012 2,296 578 1,515 203 14 MIRAMAR2011 123,704 1,657 511 1,013 133 5 2012 1,480 412 950 118 7 ORLANDO2011 241,548 7,931 1,900 5,457 574 19 2012 8,044 1,938 5,497 609 25 PALM BAY2011 104,596 1,292 369 863 60 9 2012 1,222 369 787 66 7 PEMBROKE PINES2011 156,859 2,544 562 1,815 167 6 2012 2,142 411 1,615 116 4 POMPANO BEACH2011 101,206 2,562 552 1,841 169 6 2012 2,725 633 1,858 234 9 PORT ST. LUCIE2011 166,846 1,813 565 1,181 67 0 2012 1,537 424 1,072 41 5 ST. PETERSBURG2011 248,105 6,059 1,529 4,082 448 40 2012 6,101 1,368 4,318 415 36 TALLAHASSEE2011 183,848 4,613 1,633 2,819 161 17 2012 4,138 1,289 2,615 234 3 TAMPA2011 340,284 5,045 1,323 3,426 296 53 2012 4,671 1,115 3,251 305 40 WEST PALM BEACH2011 101,281 2,649 666 1,817 166 10 2012 2,735 647 1,929 159 8



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