Based on Tallahassee Police Department reports, violent crime incidents have increased by approximately 78% in 2020 during August, September, and October when compared to the same months in 2019.
Additionally, incident reports show the violent crime began increasing in May 2020.
Violent crime incidents include murder, robbery, rape, assault, & battery
The chart below shows the number of violent crime incidents for each month since August, 2019. 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.
The data shows that during the 3-month period from August through October 2019 there were 201 violent crime incidents reported. For the same three months in 2020, 357 violent crime incidents were reported, a 77.6% increase.
The data indicates violent crime incidents began increasing in May of this year after reaching a low of 41 incidents in April.
Assaults, Armed Robbery Up Over 100%
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 below shows the change in in five incident categories from 2019 to 2020 during August through October.
The data shows that Aggravated Assaults and Armed Robbery are up over 156% and 171%, respectively.