The number of serious crimes in Wilton Manors occurring within the first half of the year was down almost 6% from last year, according to The Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

“Serious crimes” include the report of murder, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, larceny and motor vehicle theft.  From January through June 2011, a total of 317 crimes were reported in Wilton Manors, compared with 335 from the year before.

The numbers are as follows:

Murder: 0 in 2011; 2 in 2010;

Forcible rape: 0 in 2011; 0 in 2010;

Robbery: 18 in 2011; 16 in 2010;

Aggravated Assault: 12 in 2011; 10 in 2010;

Burglary: 63 in 2011; 77 in 2010;

Larceny: 215 in 2011; 211 in 2010;

Motor Vehicle theft: 9 in 2011; 19 in 2010;

Overall, the state of Florida’s crime rate dropped by about 2 percent.