Clermont was recently ranked 61st out of the top 134 safest cities in Florida, according to a 2019 report conducted by BackgroundChecks.org, beating out over half of the state’s safest cities.
The report analyzed over 2,900 cities within the United States for things such as property crimes, violent crimes and law enforcement personnel-to-resident ratio. BackgroundChecks.org, a free online public records directory, utilized FBI crime statistics and filtered out cities with populations of less than 10,000.
“Ensuring a safe environment for the residents of Clermont is a priority for the Clermont Police Department,” Chief Charles Broadway said. “The results in this report are a direct result of the diligent work conducted by the men and women of the Clermont Police Department, as well as the tremendous partnership between the police and the residents of Clermont.”
The City of Clermont recently experienced a significant drop in crime with an overall reduction of 22% from 2017 to 2018, according to Uniform Crime Reporting Statistics.
The Clermont Police Department has seen positive results in reducing crime by instituting the law enforcement models of community policing and intelligence-led policing, along with crime prevention and awareness.
The City of Clermont’s relatively low crime rate continues to be among the reasons people are attracted to Clermont to live, work and play.