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2021

Crime rate per 1,000 neighbors

Status Indicators:
Proceeding as Planned
 Monitoring Progress
Reviewing for Improvement
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Status Indicators: Proceeding as Planned |  Monitoring Progress | Reviewing for Improvement | Information Unavailable

Through 2020 Florida law enforcement agencies reported crime data to the State using the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) summary guidelines which were reported semi-annually and annually. UCR was the first standardized nationwide summary reporting program created to collect and track crime statistics, and data was submitted by agencies on a voluntary basis.  Florida agencies submitted to the State (Florida Department of Law Enforcement or FDLE), which publishes data for the State in a centralized location and further submits the data to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). 

One of the key assessments for the Fort Lauderdale Police Department is measuring the Part I crime rate. Part I crime offenses are an indicator over time of variations in crime trends. Part I crimes are: murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny,  motor vehicle theft and arson. It should be noted that the population used in the crime rate calculation does not include tourists, visitors, or commuters.   

Effective January 2021, the FBI retired the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program and all Florida law enforcement agencies transitioned to the National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS) guidelines for data submission to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). NIBRS can provide more useful statistics to promote constructive discussion, measured planning, and informed policing as it has the ability to go deeper in providing circumstances and context for crimes like location, time of day, and whether the incident was cleared.

Crime rate is the ratio of crimes to population in a designated area.

Uniform Crime Report, UCR Part I Crime reflects crimes reported to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) by the Fort Lauderdale Police Department. FDLE publishes semi-annual and annual Uniform Crime Reports. This performance indicator is based on the annual report. 

Effective January 2021, the FBI retired the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program and all Florida law enforcement agencies transitioned to the National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS) guidelines for data submission to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). Due to slight differences in offense count methodology in which UCR was summary-based and NIBRS is incident-based, there will be differences in the reported crime counts and subsequent percent changes related to index crimes following the first year of transition. 

The target is established based on decreasing the previous year's actual crime rate.   The target will be updated every year as new data become available.  

The target is established based on decreasing the previous year's actual crime rate.   

Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Crime in Florida. Florida Annual Uniform Crime Report. http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/

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City of Fort Lauderdale
100 North Andrews Avenue | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
www.fortlauderdale.gov

Office of Management and Budget
Division of Structural Innovation
Contact: [email protected]