Leon County Semi-Annual Crime Rate Down 12.4%, Murders Up

Leon County Semi-Annual Crime Rate Down 12.4%, Murders Up

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.

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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

8 Responses to "Leon County Semi-Annual Crime Rate Down 12.4%, Murders Up"

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    Ellen Falk   January 11, 2020 at 6:50 am

    During a Sept. 2 appearance on CNN, Gillum boasted that the city was seeing a five-year low in the crime rate. He also emphasized he was mayor of Tallahassee, not Leon County. “We didn’t do that by arresting more people and throwing away the key but by leaning into smart justice, restorative justice, second chances,” he said. “We’re very, very proud of I think the very progressive way in which we’ve addressed crime in my city and it’s evident by the numbers. I’d like to see those kinds of strategies scaled up all around the state of Florida.”

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    DP   December 19, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Are you honestly surprised in any way?

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    TONY   December 17, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    Another Shooting in Proctors District…………. and yet, NOTHING from him.

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    Dave   December 17, 2019 at 7:13 am

    Do you want the Crime rate to drop even MORE……… Those that break into our Vehicles, Homes, Businesses, steals our Vehicles and steals packages off our Door Steps……. let us SHOOT THEM. Let us be allowed to sit and wait armed and ready to shoot them. The only rule is we show Video proof of the Criminal in action.

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    News Maven   December 16, 2019 at 12:25 am

    Last year, there were 561 murders in the city of Chicago.
    So there were fewer murders in the entire state of Florida than in the liberal-run city of Chicago.

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    Jeff   December 15, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    Let’s make sure crime is being reported in a similar fashion in comparison to previous years. Bundling similar yet different crimes under one case number to make the numbers appear to be less is not a true reduction in crime! The reason the homicide numbers aren’t down is because you can’t manipulate the number of deaths!

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      Hope   December 15, 2019 at 9:42 pm

      Yes! I believe they manipulate the numbers.

      Last I heard murder was a crime so they lose credibility when they say crime is down, but murder is up.

      You have to give them credit for nerve.

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        Dave   March 24, 2020 at 5:05 pm

        What? It went from 6 to 11. The crime rate is a general rate but going from 6 to 11 is really small for our population.

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