The Florida Department of Law Enforcement released crime data for 2016 and Leon County leads the state of Florida in crime rate for the third year in a row. The crime rate per 100,000 residents increased by 6.8% over 2015 numbers.
The total crime rate in the state of Florida fell by 4.4% and also fell in 41 of the state’s 67 counties.
The good news for Leon County is the violent crime rate fell 11% from a rate of 829.7 to a rate of 734.2. The state violent crime rate fell 3.5% from a rate of 455.3 to a rate of 439.2.
The violent crime rate includes murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault.
TR is evaluating the violent crime state ranking. Preliminary analysis shows Leon County ranks #1 in violent crime rate for counties with a population above 50,000.
The ten counties with the highest total crime rate are shown below. Source can viewed here.
Also, listed below is the detail of crime statistics for Leon County. It must be noted that when FDLE separated out reporting law enforcement jurisdictions, the Tallahassee Police Department reported a 9.0% increase in the crime rate while the Leon County Sheriff’s Department reported a .7% increase in the crime rate.
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