Crime Drops Again in Clermont
CLERMONT (June 25, 2019) -- Crime significantly dropped in the City of Clermont in 2018.
Clermont experienced an overall crime reduction of 21.7% last year, according to recently released Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Statistics.
The report also showed a reduction of 14.9% in Clermont's total crime index numbers from 2017 to 2018. Uniform Crime Reporting index statistics are Part I crimes, such as burglary, motor vehicle theft, and violent crime.
The Clermont Police Department has seen positive results in reducing crime by instituting the law enforcement models of community policing and intelligence-led policing, along with crime prevention and awareness.
“This reduction in crime is unequivocally the result of the tireless efforts from the fine men and women of the Clermont Police Department who are dedicated to serving and protecting our community,” Clermont Police Chief Charles Broadway said. “Their commitment to community policing, intelligence-led policing and proactive police work has built a strong rapport within our community while strategically and collectively reducing not only the amount of crime, but also the overall fear of crime."
The City of Clermont's relatively low crime rate continues to be among the reasons people are attracted to Clermont to live, work and play.
The U.S. Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation gathered the report's UCR Statistics from January to December 2018. UCR is the standardized measure used across the U.S. to report crime within communities, states and regions.