Moore County Sheriff Neil Godfrey recently received his departments North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation 2016 Uniform Crime Report Card. Sheriff Godfrey is pleased to announce, that according to the Uniform Crime Report, the three year index crime rate for Moore County, for the period ending December 31st, 2016 shows an 18 percent decrease in the crime rate for the area served by the Moore County Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff Godfrey credits the reduction in crime to the hard work and commitment by the men and women of the Sheriff’s Office. He also attributes the decrease to the increase in community partnerships that the Sheriff’s Office continues to build upon. Sheriff Godfrey said “that these relationships highlight the importance of a community-oriented, solutions-based approach.”
Due to these partnerships, the Sheriff’s Office has seen an increase in the number of tips received through the anonymous tip-line assisting Sheriff’s deputies with Moore and surrounding county crimes. The Sheriff’s Office has also increased its community engagement practices with events such as: the Boys and Girls Club Youth Academy, Citizen’s Academy, Coffee with a Deputy, Community clean-up events and joint ventures focusing on partnership. Additionally, the Moore County Sheriff’s Office serves and has served on multiple drug and crime Task Forces such as: the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDEF), Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) Task Force, Southern Pines Police Department Task Force targeting break-ins and the State Bureau of Investigations (SBI) Task Force involving Moore, Lee and Harnett County Sheriff’s Offices and the Sanford Police Department.
“I am very proud that Moore County has one of the lowest crime rates in North Carolina” said Sheriff Godfrey. “In addition to the hard work and professionalism of my command staff and our deputies, I credit the close working relationships the Sheriff’s Office has with local, Federal and State law enforcement agencies and the support the Sheriff’s Office receives from citizens of Moore County. It is a team effort.”
The North Carolina Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program is part of a nationwide, cooperative statistical effort administered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The program’s objective is to generate a reliable set of criminal statistics for use in law enforcement administration, operation and management. The data provided by this program has become one of the country’s leading social indicators.
The UCR Program collects statistics on violent crime (murder and non-negligent manslaughter, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault) and property crime (burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft). By congressional mandate, arson was added as the eighth Part I offense in 1979. Arson statistics are not available for access on this site. By using the table-building tool, users can specify offenses, locality (city, county, state), and year(s).
The Index Crime Rate numbers have been adjusted to reflect a population base of 100,000. This enables for a statistical comparison among jurisdictions with different population bases.
Citizens can find this information by accessing the North Carolina Department of Justice website at: http://www.ncdoj.gov/