Gov. Scott: Crime drops 4.1% in Leon County

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that crime is down in Leon County compared to the first six months of 2012. Overall, crime fell 4.1 percent in Leon County and 7.1 percent in the City of Tallahassee.

Governor Scott said, “With crime down by more than 7 percent in Tallahassee, this is great news for the families of the area. As we continue to win the war on crime, we must thank those heroes who work to protect our communities.”

There were more than 200 fewer crime victims from January – June 2013 than the same time period last year with fewer robberies, aggravated assaults, burglaries and motor vehicle thefts.

Statewide the numbers reflect historic lows. The 2013 Semi-Annual Uniform Crime Report shows Florida’s crime volume dropped 5.2 percent and the number of violent crimes (murder, forcible sex offenses, robbery and aggravated assault) was down by 3.5 percent. Non-violent crime (burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft) fell 5.5 percent.

The complete 2013 Semi-Annual Uniform Crime Report, including county-by-county breakdowns, can be found on FDLE’s website at FDLE began tracking crime statistics in 1971.



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