Published: Feb 06, 2013 6:35 AM EST

FORT MYERS, FL - Crime numbers in the city of Fort Myers dropped by double digits in 2012 according to a just released report. But police chief Doug Baker says there is still a lot of work ahead. While some key crime stats went down resulting in an 18 % decrease in overall crime, the city faced a record number of homicides. "I don't believe we are out of the woods", Baker said. He also credited citizens for heightened awareness saying media attention on homicides may have lead the community to take more responsiblity in protecting themselves and their property.