Boynton Beach Police Tout Lowest Number Of Crimes Like Murder In 20 Years


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Earlier this week, Brian Mudd reported that crime declined in Florida for a 50th straight year in 2020.

The Boynton Beach Police Department shares good news on the local front. Crime was down for the fourth straight year in the city, according to the FDLE's annual Uniform Crime Report.

It shows that the total crime rate decreased by 28 percent year-over-year. In fact, the city had the lowest number of Part 1 crimes, including murder, sex offenses and robbery, in the last 20 years.

Burglaries had the biggest drop last year, declining by nearly 40 percent.

Police Chief Michael Gregory says the results speak volumes to the "focused efforts" of all of their employees. He calls the agency's approach "all-hands-on-deck" with the use of a multitude of strategies that are constantly evolving based on crime patterns.

Here are additional details about decreases in crime in the City of Boynton Beach for the year 2020.

Rape offenses dropped by 33.3 percent

Robbery offenses dropped by 12.5 percent

Aggravated assault offenses dropped by 5.6 percent

Burglary offenses dropped by 39.8 percent

Larceny offenses dropped by 31.6 percent

Motor Vehicle Theft offenses dropped by 20.3 percent

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