Tallahassee’s Crime Problem Hits Florida State University

Tallahassee’s Crime Problem Hits Florida State University

According to the FBI’s 2017 crime statistics, Florida State University had the highest violent crime count of any public college in Florida. This was also the case in 2016. See the FBI reports below. The FBI states that university/college crime statistics are affected by a variety of factors. These include demographic characteristics of the surrounding […]

Leon Crime Rate Down, Still Leads Florida

Leon Crime Rate Down, Still Leads Florida

Despite a significant annual decrease, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement released data for 2017 that shows Leon County leads the state of Florida in crime rate for the fourth year in a row. The crime rate per 100,000 residents in Leon county decreased by 15.0% over 2016 numbers. The table below shows that the […]

Tallahassee Police Chief Reports 14.3% Decline in Crime Rate for 2017

Tallahassee Police Chief Reports 14.3% Decline in Crime Rate for 2017

At the last city commission meeting, Tallahassee Police Chief DeLeo reported that the 2017 Leon County crime rate decreased 14.3% when compared to the rate in 2016. The 2017 Uniform Crime Report (UCR) incorporates the Tallahassee Police Department and the Leon County Sheriff’s Office into a comprehensive overview of  the community. The 2017 UCR reported […]

City Reports a 14% Decrease in Leon County Crime, Status of Body Cameras and New Facility

City Reports a 14% Decrease in Leon County Crime, Status of Body Cameras and New Facility

At the City of Tallahassee annual retreat today, Chief Deleo reported that the number of crimes in Leon County in 2017 have decreased by approximately 13.7% when compared to data from 2016. The comparison period was January to November. During this period, the number of crimes fell from 14,092 to 12,152. The decrease was led […]

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