No homicides reported in Pensacola city limits in 2017
PENSACOLA, Fla. (WEAR) —
Pensacola police said there were zero homicides in Pensacola city limits in 2017.
This is the first year without a homicide in 27 years.
The Pensacola Police Department (PPD) reports a significant drop in violent and property crimes in 2017.
PPD Public Information Officer Mike Wood said the installation of a new gun crimes unit contributed to the decline in crime.
He added a lot of the credit goes to the residents of the City of Pensacola.
"We've had a lot of residents help us out. When witnesses see something, say something, we push that out," Wood said. "A lot of residents have done this by contacting us, Crime Stoppers, and social media."
The last homicide committed in the city was 14 months ago in October 2016.
Chief Tommi Lyter also made the 2017 list of Difference Makers in Pensacola. For the past decade, the Studer Family has compiled the list of people, organizations, and business who have made a positive impact in our area.