During the first 31 days of 2021, property crime incidents have decreased and violent crime incidents have increased when compared to the first 31 days of 2020.
The table below shows the change in incidents from January 1 – January 31 based on reports provided by the Tallahassee Police Department.
Total incidents are down 13.0% during the time period. The decrease is driven by the 25.8% decrease in property crime.
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However, violent crime incidents are up 35.9%, fueled in part by a 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.
I am sorry Steve but this ain’t “news”. These are boring statistics that are meaningless unless they can prove a trend that impacts the reader. Perhaps if the numbers were folded into statistics over a year and reflected a trend that could be tied to a COT policy it would interesting.