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Florida Crime Down the First Half of 2011

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Oct 21, 2011 6:33:00 PM

Top Florida officials announce that crime in the state is down during the first six months of 2011 as compared to the first half of 2010.

According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the following statistics indicate a decrease in crime in 2011:

2011 Semi-Annual Uniform Crime Report

  • Total violent crime declined 3.2%
  • Murders -3.1%
  • Robberies - 4.3%
  • Aggravated assault -3.4%
  • Domestic violence -0.6%
  • Forcible sex offenses +1.1%

Total non-violent crime declined 1.8 percent

  • Burglary -1.6%
  • Larceny -1.2%
  • Auto theft -9.4%

A news release by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement reported that overall crime fell 2% from 2010.  The annual report will released in six months and include the complete calculations on the rates at which the crimes had been committed.

In a great turn for Florida, the report also revealed that violent crimes (murder, rape, aggravated assault) have also decreased to 3.2% overall.

There is one area of crime that has risen. Forcible sex offenses are up 1.1% from last year.


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