Florida Crime Rate Falls

Crime continues to fall across Florida, according to the 2017 Semi-Annual Uniform Crime Report.  

Law enforcement authorities released the report this week on the volume of crime for the first half of 2017.

The report shows Florida’s crime volume dropped two percent or roughly 6,300 fewer reported index crimes compared to the first six months of 2016. 

The crimes of murder, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary and larceny were down in this report while the crimes of rape and motor vehicle theft increased.  

The report also notes that domestic violence fell one percent, with domestic violence murder and aggravated assault down while rape and stalking were up.

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