Major crimes reported in Dunedin last year are down about 4 percent since 2009, according to Florida Department of Law Enforcement statistics released this April.
Crimes in Dunedin are reported through the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office on Louden Avenue. The county took over the city's police department in the mid 1990s.
Dunedin recorded 1,268 index crimes in 2010, which is 4.7 percent fewer than those reported in 2009, according to the state’s annual Uniform Crime Report. Indexed crimes include murders, rapes, burglaries, aggravated assault, robberies larcenies and motor vehicle thefts.
Dunedin's crime rate fell 4.4 percent, to slightly less than 3,400 crimes per 100,000 residents.
Dunedin’s clearance rate is 28.4 percent. The state average is 24.7 percent.
The city and county statistics follow the state’s trend. The state’s major crimes are the lowest they’ve been in 40 years, Gov. Rick Scott announced when Uniform Crime Report Data was released Tuesday, April 26. Violent crime (murder, forcible sex offenses, robbery and aggravated assault) fell 10.1 percent. Property crimes (burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft) fell 6 percent.
The following is a breakdown of the Uniform Crime Report statistics for 2010. Dunedin had roughly 37,310 residents in 2010, according to the report.
Offenses in Dunedin that were reported in 2010 to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office:
- Murder: 0
- Rape: 15
- Robbery: 19
- Aggravated Assault: 74
- Burglary: 208
- Larceny: 915
- Motor Vehicle Theft: 37