The Lee County Sheriff's Office announced the 2012 crime rate was the lowest since the turn of the new millennium.
The district where law officers have the least to do remains Boca Grande.
Boca Grande lies by itself in the Lee County Sheriff's Office Zone G-1 in the upper northwest corner of the county. In the past two years, there have been no murders, robberies, forcible sex offenses or burglaries of a Boca Grande business, according to the report.
Vehicle thefts in Boca Grande were up to five from four in 2011 - all golf carts. Three home burglaries were reported in Boca Grande in 2012 - the same as a year earlier.
Only one violent crime was reported in Boca Grande for all of last year compared with four in 2011. Sixteen non-violent crimes were reported in 2012 compared with 19 in 2011.
Crime dropped 12 percent countywide compared with 2011, according to Uniform Crime Reports released Tuesday, Feb. 5.
Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott credited proactive law enforcement for the improvement.
"Have no doubt, we will do everything in our power to seek out the criminals who try to diminish the quality of life in Lee County," Scott said in releasing the report.
Crime in the rest of the county settled a bit as the economy improved in 2012. Residential burglaries dropped 24 percent with 778 fewer. Other category dips include:
thefts more than $200, down 621 crimes and 18 percent; and
robberies fell 33 cases and 9 percent;
Motor vehicle theft incidents rose by 124 incidents. Murders were up two to 17 in 2012.