Driven by a decrease in property crime, the 2020 Leon County crime rate fell by 20.4% when compared to 2019 numbers. Leon County’s crime rate per 100,000 population was ranked 6th among the 67 Florida counties.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s release of the 2020 Uniform Crime Report numbers show that Leon County’s property crime rate was down 24.9%. However, the violent crime rate was up 5.2%.
The table below shows the relevant stats for 2018, 2019, and 2020. Please note that the percent change column tracks the change in 2020 relative to 2019.
The increase in violent crime was driven by an increase in assaults, which were up 10.6% from 1,156 in 2019 to 1,279 in 2020. Also, murders increased to 29 in 2020, up from 21 in 2019.
The reports also show that the arrest rate was down 19.7% in 2020 when compared to 2019.