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BSO marks first anniversary in North Lauderdale; violent crimes down 49%

October 1, 2002 marks one year that the Broward Sheriff's Office has been patrolling the streets of North Lauderdale (BSO District 15). In that year, BSO has taken crooks off the streets, driven down crime, and helped make North Lauderdale a safer place to live and raise a family.,BSO Sheriff Ken Jenne is understandably pleased, but not surprised, by the numbers. “When North Lauderdale contracted with the Broward Sheriff's Office, I knew the partnership would be a win-win situation”, says Sheriff Jenne. “When citizens, city officials and law enforcement work together, crime goes down and our neighborhoods are safer.”,Comparing January through August of last year to the same period this year, part 1 crimes (the most serious and violent crimes) dropped 49.3% in North Lauderdale. In that same time, aggravated assault is down 56.7%, burglary has dropped 52.4%, there has been a 48.7% decline in motor vehicle theft, and robbery in North Lauderdale has dropped 39.5%.,From January through August 2001, the clearance rate of part 1 crimes in North Lauderdale was 19.8% (clearance rate generally refers to the percentage of cases solved). During the same period this year, BSO’s clearance rate of part 1 crimes in District 15 jumped to 49%.,Comparing the first eight months of last year to the first eight months of this year, the clearance rate on aggravated assault went from 35.4% to 61.8%, for burglary, it’s 16.6% versus 42.7%, the motor vehicle theft clearance rate went from 5.1% to 20%, and the robbery clearance rate climbed from 28.9% to 87%.

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