Lake Worth sees 3.1 percent drop in crime, report shows

LAKE WORTH — Crime fell 3.1 percent in Lake Worth in 2016 compared with the previous year,¬†according to data released by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement on Thursday.

The city reported 2,388 crimes, down from 2,465.

While the number of murders increased 43 percent from 7 to 10, the city saw declines in the number of reported rapes, robberies, burglaries, larcenies and motor vehicle theft.

There were 36 rapes, down from 47; 185 robberies, a decrease from 197; 432 burglaries versus 490 the previous year; 1,261 larcenies, down from 1,290 and 185 motor vehicle thefts, down from 193.

Aggravated assaults increased 16 percent from 241 to 279.

The city’s clearance rate remained unchanged at 16.5 percent, the report showed.

Palm Beach County Sheriff Captain Todd Baer was not available to comment on the report, a sheriff’s office spokesman said.

 

 

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