Volusia County, FL-The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office says new figures show crime dropped by 4.9 percent in 2015. That is the lowest level in more than 30 years. That reduction also outpaced the state. These numbers mark the seventh consecutive annual decline for the crime rate in Volusia County.
The FDLE annual Uniform Crime Report tracks reported index crimes throughout the state in seven key offense categories. The crime rate is measured on a per-capita basis in order to account for differences in populations across the various law enforcement jurisdictions in Florida.
The crime rate in the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office’s jurisdiction — which includes unincorporated Volusia and the cities of Deltona, DeBary, Oak Hill and Pierson — measured 2,118.1 in 2015. That was down from 2,227.1 in 2014.
“The continued reduction in crime down to historic lows is extremely good news for the citizens of Volusia County as well as all Floridians,” said Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson. “This is a positive trend that we hope will continue into the future.”
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