Based on Tallahassee Police Department reports, violent crime incidents have increased by 64% in August 2020 when compared to August 2019. Additionally, during the last three months violent crime incidents are up approximately 98% when compared to the first three months of 2020.
Analysis of the incidents show that the upward trend in violent crime is due to an increase in assaults and armed robbery.
The chart below shows the number of violent crime incidents for each month since August, 2020. The chart was created from a Tallahassee Reports database that contains daily incident data provided by TPD. TR began tracking the daily crime incidents in August, 2019.
There were 64 violent crime incidents reported in August 2019. This number increased 64% to 105 violent crime incidents in August 2020.
Additionally, during June through August, there were 331 violent crime incidents, for a weekly average of 25.3 violent criminal incidents. This is a 97.7% increase when compared to the weekly average of 12.8 violent incidents reported for the first three months of the year.
Assaults Driving Increase
A closer look at the data shows that the increase in violent crime incidents are being driven in part by assaults, armed robbery and sexual batteries. The table shows the change in these categories from January through March to June through August.