FDLE is reporting that crime is down in Hendry County.
Data shows that total arrests were down 13.9 percent from 2011 to 2012, with violent crime arrests down nearly five percent. Violent crime was defined by the study as Murder, Sex Offenses, Robbery, and Aggravated Assault.
What is unclear is the contributing factors to this decline. Were there less crimes committed, or have economic factors impacted Hendry County Sheriff’s Office’s ability to investigate and arrest?