Fort Myers Crime Down in 2017
The Fort Myers Police Department released their annual crime statistics, showing a significant drop in the city's violent crimes in 2017 compared to 2016. The report shows that the number of murders dropped from fifteen in 2016, to ten in 2017 - a difference of 33.3%. Aggravated assaults decreased from 716 in 2016, to 502 in 2017, a 29.9% difference. Overall crime dropped 4.9%.