According to data released by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), the Total Crime Index in Leon County decreased by 12.4 % in the first six months of 2019 when compared to the first six months of 2018. However, the data shows an increase in murders.
The statewide numbers show a decrease of 6.1% for this time period. Also, the number of murders decreased.
The table below compares the six categories that constitute the Total Crime Index for the first six months of 2018 and 2019 for Leon County and Florida.
For Leon County, the decrease translates to 803 fewer crimes. Declines in the categories of robbery, burglary, and larceny had the largest impact on the Total Crime Index.
The data shows that murders in Leon County during the first six months of 2019 increased to 11 from 6 in 2018. The data shows that 10 of the 11 murders were reported by the City of Tallahassee. During this same period in 2018 the City of Tallahassee reported 5 murders.
Also, the clearance rate for offenses in Leon County decreased from 21.9% to 17.4%. The statewide clearance rate was reported to be 25.8%.
All data is self-reported by each jurisdiction and compiled by the FDLE.
Leon County & Municipal Data