WELLINGTON, Fla. — New numbers from the Palm Beach County Sheriff show a drop in 2018 in many crime categories in Wellington.
Among the notable decreases were drops of 26% in robbery and 16% in burglary.
The village of Wellington with a population of 62,000 is patrolled by the PBSO.
“They're very proactive in what they do, we tried to do a lot of things to let people know if you do come to Wellington and try to commit a crime we're going to catch you,” says Wellington vice mayor Micahel Napoleone.
Recently the village installed license plate reader devices at main intersections and PBSO says there is evidence to show the readers are helping fight crime.
Overall, crimes on people were down 16% and property crimes were down 17%.
Domestic calls and sexual assault were both up slightly in 2018 in Wellington.