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Thanks to the combined efforts of the Police Department and the community, the City of Fort Pierce has been ranked as one of the 100 safest cities in Florida. The rankings were compiled by the National Council for Home Safety and Security.
Among the factors evaluated in achieving this prestigious ranking as one of state’s safest cities is the property crime rate of 34.28 incidents per 1,000 people, which is below the average for cities in Florida.
While the final crime statistics for 2017 have not yet been published by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), Fort Pierce’s crime rate experienced sharp declines of 9.1 percent in 2015 and 22.8 percent in 2016.
“This is a proud moment for our beautiful City. The partnership with our community, who are our eyes and ears, coupled with the dedication of our officers and support staff proves that together we can make a difference,” said Chief Diane Hobley-Burney. “Thank you to the dedicated men and women of the Fort Pierce Police Department and to our community and stakeholders who invested and believed in us.”