Cape Canaveral is best known for the famous Kennedy Space Center which is located in this city. It is also home to a Port Canaveral, a famous cruise terminal that sends out thousands of ships per year on a variety of different Bahaman and European cruises. This city is located within Brevard County, Florida and has a population of 9,912 according to the U.S. Census.
Crime in Cape Canaveral
According to City-Data, there are currently 9 registered sex offenders in Cape Canaveral as of June 2014. Annual crime statistics from Neighborhood Scout report that there are about 380 property crimes and 136 violent crimes in this city per year. It is only safer than 8% of the cities in the U.S., and has a higher violent crime rate than the average in the city of Florida and much higher than the national median.
Law Enforcement in Cape Canaveral
Port Canaveral is the only port in Florida that has its very own police department. As the ports grow in the area, security challenges become more complex. At the same time, it is essential to implement necessary security measures, which is why the police force exists. The Port Authority includes sworn officers and unsworn officers. The city of Cape Canaveral is also patrolled by the Brevard County Sheriff's Office.
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