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Cocoa, Florida is a beautiful seaside city in Brevard County. According to the 2010 United States Census, 17,149 people were residents in this area. The city operates on a Council-Manager form of government, meaning that the city council serves as the board of directors for the city with the mayor acting as the chairman of the board and the city manager acting as the chief executive. Cocoa is also home to Cocoa Village, a charming downtown that has been revived by several government grants and private investments.

Crime Rates in Cocoa

Cocoa has been listed as one of the "Top 101 cities with the highest crime index per resident excluding tourist destinations" on City Data for 2006. The city has also been listed as one of the "Top 100 least-safe cities," where it was ranked at #47.

Statistics from 2012 presented to City-Data report that in that year there were:

  • 2 murders
  • 18 rapes
  • 71 robberies
  • 221 assaults
  • 351 burglaries
  • 919 thefts
  • 73 auto thefts
  • 4 cases of arson

Theft is a major issue in the area, with approximately 5,287.4 thefts per 100,000 residents. Statistics show that the Cocoa crime rate is significantly higher than the U.S. average. Compared to nearby cities, Cocoa is considered the most dangerous area in Brevard County. The violent crime rate in Cocoa for 2012 was calculated at 947.4, while the U.S. average violent crime rate is only 214.0.

Aggressive Defense Team in Cocoa

The high crime rates in Cocoa have motivated the local police department to take great pains in arresting and charging alleged offenders. The city has its own police department, the Cocoa Police Department, which includes patrols, SWAT, crisis negotiations, K-9 units, school resources, community response teams, traffic units and more. There are 72 sworn police officers that work in this area.

If you are arrested, we are here to help. We want to fight your charges and do whatever we can to advocate for a positive outcome in your criminal case. Call Steven G. Casanova, P.A. today to get a seasoned attorney on your side who is very familiar with the courts in Brevard County and Cocoa!

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    "I could call his office at anytime and be treated with the upmost respect from all staff, and had any all questions answered."
    I hired Mr. Casanova in 2017. Mr. Casanova and Staff were extremely professional and helpful from the moment I hired them. Mr. Casanova was very thorough in explaining how the process would work from beginning to end. I could call his office at anytime and be treated with the upmost respect from all staff, and had any all questions answered. I would highly recommend Mr. Casanova and Staff!
    - Amy
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    Mr. Cassanova took my call immediately and spoke to me about my legal situation. He was extremely helpful and even provided advice to me that possibly I may qualify for a public defender. Out of the three criminal attorneys I spoke to in my town, I know that Mr. Cassanova is genuine, emphathetic and truly cares about the people he's serving. Thank you for your time today - I appreciate you. I will be in touch.
    - Sylvia
    "I wish this comment box was larger, because there simply is not enough room for all the good I have to say about this man. Simply the BEST."
    I have had extensive experience with criminal defense attorneys (from $1,000 attorneys all the way up to the $100,000 attorneys) and can attest that Mr. Casanova is the best in town. He and his staff are top-notch. Mr. Casanova will hold your hand when you need it, but "tell you how it is!" It's rare to find such an honest attorney, especially one who is so talented. He is not a "bottom dollar" attorney, but his pricing is more fair than anyone in town, and he will not take advantage of you in your time of need like most attorneys in Brevard. He is highly respected by the state attorney's office, and is able to negotiate favorable resolutions, but this guy is darn-sure ready to go the distance when you have a strong case. I have sought his expert guidance numerous times, referred him to friends and acquaintances, and even my own family members. I HIGHLY recommend Mr. Casanova for any and all criminal (and traffic) matters. I wish this comment box was larger, because there simply is not enough room for all the good I have to say about this man. Simply the BEST.
    - Former Client
    "HIGHLY recommend"
    Would HIGHLY recommend Mr. Casanova. He's upfront and responsive and shoots straight with you through every step of the process.
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