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The Florida Department of Law Enforcement creates crime indices for the entire state of Florida including the Southwest Florida region. The data from 1993 to 2013 has shown that Florida has had a significant decrease in both the quantity and rate of the Total Index Crimes. While the crime has significantly decreased, Florida’s overall population increased by 43.3 percent during that same time period. Going through a breakdown of types of crime, property crime decreased by 36.4 percent, violent crime decreased by 41.7 percent, and the regions weighted average total crime index rate is lower in comparison to both the state and the nation. The Southwest Florida region is also ranked as one of the 20 best places to live in Florida for the 2013 year.

Lee County

The crime index rate in 2013 was 2,577.7; a decrease of 4.7 percent from 2012 to 2013.

Collier County

The crime index rate in 2013 was 1,804.5; a decrease of 6.4 percent from 2012 to 2013.

Charlotte County

The crime index rate in 2013 was 2,321.0; a decrease of 2.9 percent from 2012 to 2013.

Hendry County

The crime index rate in 2013 was 3,877.5; a decrease of 3.1 percent from 2012 to 2013.

Glades County

The crime index rate in 2013 was 1,587.9; a decrease of 13.6 percent from 2012 to 2013.

Source: Florida Department of Law Enforcement