Leon County Sheriff Walt McNeil Revises Remarks on Gillum’s Handling of Tallahassee Crime

Leon County Sheriff Walt McNeil Revises Remarks on Gillum’s Handling of Tallahassee Crime

One day after lauding the actions of Mayor Andrew Gillum’s handling of the crime problem in Tallahassee, Leon County Sheriff Walt McNeil revised his remarks. In a statement released by the Gillum campaign and picked up by the Tampa Bay Times, McNeil said, “Under Mayor Andrew Gillum’s leadership, violent crime is down 24 percent, and […]

Tallahassee Murder Rates Higher Than Miami, Orlando; Less Than Jacksonville,Tampa

Tallahassee Murder Rates Higher Than Miami, Orlando; Less Than Jacksonville,Tampa

A review of FDLE crime date shows that during 2017 there was 9.0 murders in the city of Tallahassee for every 100,000 residents. Tallahassee finished the year with 17 murders. The graph below shows that this murder rate ranked third when compared to the 10 largest cities in Florida. Jacksonville (12.2) and Tampa (10.5) were […]

After Adding More Police Officers, Tallahassee’s Crime-Rate Trends Down

After Adding More Police Officers, Tallahassee’s Crime-Rate Trends Down

The decision by the City of Tallahassee to begin adding more police officers in mid-2014 after ignoring request for years, has finally begun to show consistent dividends in the fight against crime. At the next city commission meeting, Police Michael DeLeo will report that mid-year crime rates in 2018 are down when compared to 2017. […]

Andrew Gillum, Tallahassee City Commission Ignored Pleas from Police; Murder Rate Increased 52%

Andrew Gillum, Tallahassee City Commission Ignored Pleas from Police; Murder Rate Increased 52%

From 2009 to 2013, public documents show that when gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum served on the Tallahassee City Commission, the Tallahassee City Commission repeatedly ignored pleas from law enforcement for help with a festering crime problem. Gillum served as a city commissioner from 2003 to 2014 and was elected mayor in 2014. Documents also show […]