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 […]

Leon County Business Partner Under Federal Investigation

Leon County Business Partner Under Federal Investigation

Tallahassee Reports has learned that a Leon County business partner, Renovate America, is under investigation by Securities Exchange Commission – an independent agency of the United States federal government – and is responding to questions by the FBI. Renovate America has said they are not the target of an FBI investigation, but rather assisting the […]

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 Loses Jobs in May, Unemployment Remains at 3.6%

Leon County Loses Jobs in May, Unemployment Remains at 3.6%

The latest employment information shows that Leon County lost 981 jobs in May 2017. This month’s loss follows a loss of 525 jobs in April. One year ago Leon County loss 1,224 jobs. Despite the job losses, the unemployment rate remained at 3.6%. One year ago the unemployment rate was 4.2%. The 3.6% is the […]

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