Public Safety Report: Property Crime Down, Violent Crime Incidents Up

Public Safety Report: Property Crime Down, Violent Crime Incidents Up

During the first 10 days of 2021, property crime incidents have decreased and violent crime incidents have increased when compared to the first 10 days of 2020.

The table below shows the change in incidents from January 1 – January 10 based on reports provided by the Tallahassee Police Department.

Total incidents are down 13.2% during the time period. The decrease is driven by the 25.7 decrease in property crime.

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However, violent crime incidents are up 32.1%, fueled in part by an significant increase in robbery incidents.

Robbery is defined by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement as “the unlawful taking or attempting to take anything of value under confrontational circumstances from the control, custody, or care of another person by force, threat of force, violence, and/or by putting the property custodian in fear.”

Note: The incidents are compiled from daily TPD incident reports. Property crime incidents tracked includes Auto Burglary, Auto Theft, Residential Burglary, Commercial Burglary and Arson. Violent crime incidents tracked include Assault, Battery, Robbery, and Kidnapping. Due the time lag in identifying homicides, those incidents will be included in a monthly report.

5 Responses to "Public Safety Report: Property Crime Down, Violent Crime Incidents Up"

  1. Local Thugs/Criminals are the constituency of the County and City Commission. Liberals figured it out a long time ago that a slim majority of city residents enjoy Government dependency. A Welfare Queen with 8 kids gets almost $79,000.00 if food stamps alone. Look what a poor person gets today, free/low cost housing, free CATV, free Smart Phone, welfare, free bus and free/reduce tuition. Why would they want to change? And most drive a late model car. That area south of Tharpe Street and West of Monroe has been the same for decades. Liberal Democrat Politicians learned that they can really prosper redistributing wealth in the Capital City.

  2. O/T – Add this to the list of crimes:

    The county’s Waste Pro has always been despicable about Waste Pro picking up yard debris in the county. The Commissioners along with Scott Maddox and Gary Yordon undercut services to county residents on the Waste Pro contract to enrich themselves and will not pick up yard debris. It takes an act of congress to get them to pick up a few twigs.

    Here is some breaking news! Waste Pro will not only NOT pick up yard debris, but if you want it picked up you have to call, place a special order, and pay an additional fee.

    They are using Covid-19 as an excuse saying that it has increased the “honey do list” and therefore has burdened their system.

    This is outright theft to county residents by Waste Pro and FDLE and the US attorney’s office need to investigate further Waste Pro practices; this is racketeering.

    Who all is involved in this should be charged with one count a felony racketeering for each resident they have charged to pick up their yard debris when residents already pay for this service.

    Why the US attorney’s office and the FBI have not charged Waste Pro with criminal activity perplexes me.

  3. My guess is that there’s a direct correlation between the decrease in Property Theft & Burglaries and the increase in Violent Robbery. Seems they’ve simply decided to cut out the middle man, and go directly to the source.

    Be safe and vigilant always. Remain ever aware of your surroundings and circumstances.

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