Governor Scott: Crime Drops 6% in Duval County

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that crime is down in Duval County compared to the first six months of 2012. Overall, crime fell 6 percent in Duval County.

Governor Scott said, “The news that crime is down in Duval County by 6 percent is due to the great work of our law enforcement community. I would like to thank them for risking their lives daily to ensure that Florida families are safe. We must continue to work so that every Floridian can live in a crime-free community.”

There were more than 1,200 fewer crime victims from January – June 2013 than the same time period last year with fewer murders, 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 www.fdle.state.fl.us/fsac/ucr/. FDLE began tracking crime statistics in 1971.

 

 

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