The West Palm Beach Police Department's primary focus for 2019 remains decreasing violent crime.
West Palm Beach, FL (September 10, 2019)—
Chief Frank Adderley and the City of West Palm Beach Police Department (WPBPD) announce the agency’s year-to-date crime comparison results. The City’s overall crime rate decreased 5.2 percent from July 2018, and the City’s violent crime rate was down 17% during that same period. WPBPD continues to focus on violent crime which includes homicides, sexual assaults, and robberies. The addition of the agency’s Violent Crimes Task Force has had an immediate impact in addressing violent crime. In fact, from July 2018 – July 2019:
- Homicides are down 50%;
- Sex crimes are down 26%;
- Aggravated assaults are down 27%;
- And robberies remained almost the same, up .5%.
The WPBPD’s primary focus for 2019 remains decreasing violent crime and building on the agency’s successes in addressing property crime, which was down 2.6% over the last year.
2019 projects and initiatives include upgrading and adding cameras, continuing the commitment to the Homelessness Task Force, and promoting the agency’s newest program, the Rebuilding Every Community Around Peace program, also known as R.E.C.A.P.
The R.E.C.A.P. program fosters improved police and community relations, particularly during incidents of gun violence. Almost two dozen local community leaders volunteered to create a culture of trust and respond to scenes of violence to help make our community crime-free.
In addition, WPBPD continues to promote its Security Camera Registration Program to partner with West Palm Beach citizens and businesses to deter crime and promote public safety.
Attached you will find our preliminary stats for July 2019.
For more information, please contact Sergeant David Lefont at email@example.com
or (561) 822-1764 (TTY: 800-955-8771).