The Polk/PCSO crime rate is 47.7% less than the Florida state crime rate. The crime rate, which is the number of crimes per 100 residents, is down 13.6% from 2021 (1.18) to 2022 (1.02). This is the lowest crime rate ever measured in PCSO’s jurisdiction! Since 1997, the year we launched our proactive crime fighting model (PROCAP), the crime rate in Polk County has fallen 84.7%.