Crime: Gainesville and Tallahassee are Headed in Different Directions

Crime: Gainesville and Tallahassee are Headed in Different Directions

Often times people dismiss crime statistic comparisons involving Leon county because Tallahassee is a major college town. The argument is that characteristics of a college town can sometimes skew comparisons because of the presence of so many college students. In fact, recently Florida State University Criminology Professor, Brian Stults, told the Tallahassee Democrat that the […]

Leon County Ranks #1 in Crime Rate Again

Leon County Ranks #1 in Crime Rate Again

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┬átotal crime rate in the state of Florida fell by 4.4% and also fell […]

Tallahassee’s Crime Rate Hits National News and the Florida Gubernatorial Campaign

Tallahassee’s Crime Rate Hits National News and the Florida Gubernatorial Campaign

FloridaPolitics.com, a statewide news blog, published a report today about the potential impact of the high crime rate in Tallahassee on the gubernatorial campaign of Mayor Andrew Gillum. In the early part of the campaign, candidate Gillum has not been asked about decisions by the city commission that may have contributed to the increase in […]