Crime in Palm Beach County is at its lowest in a decade, but a closer look at state statistics released Thursday shows increases in two types of crimes that can prove alarming to residents — rapes and burglaries.
The number of reported rapes in the county increased in 2012 by 12 percent from the previous year, according to the Uniform Crime Report released by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
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Palm Beach County saw a 12-percent increase in reported rapes
Burglaries decreased almost 10 percent throughout county, but Jupiter, PB Gardens saw increases
- West Palm Beach reported three more murders (17) than in 2011, ranking it second in county
- Wellington saw increases in car thefts and assaults