Leon County 2020 Crime Rate Down, Violent Crime Up

Leon County 2020 Crime Rate Down, Violent Crime Up

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.

In 2019 the Leon County crime rate was ranked 3rd.

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.

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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.

12 Responses to "Leon County 2020 Crime Rate Down, Violent Crime Up"

  1. We salute are people in blue and green and the rank-and-file! They deserve more support and more pay and definitely more respect. I appreciate them so much!

    This is why they need the best leadership possible such as a nationwide search for a city manager and a sheriff who doesn’t dole out taxpayer dollars to his campaign manager. A mayor who is not continuously doing PR stunts and County leadership that has oversight over the sheriff. Our men and women in blue and green deserve more.

  2. You should have included Leon counties pathetic clearance rate of ~19%… by my quick review it appears we would be about 4th lowest in the state.

  3. Thank you to all our law enforcement for their hard work. Please keep communicating and teaching us how to make our neighborhoods better and safer.

  4. Crimes plaguing cities amid “defund police” push in Democrats havens nationwide including Leon county. BLM, A farce! Black lives NEVER mattered look at HISTORY! BLM only in times of Democrat votes but not for long – the “flip flop” will be to replace with Illegal immigrants Lives Matter, 2 million plus from the South of the Border. In 90 days let’s see if Democrats have run out of
    Lip service to rectified THEIR problems of huge surges of crimes plaguing in their backyard.

  5. When you have a sheriff who gives Leon County tax money to his campaign manager it shows where his focus is… Himself!

  6. We need to take a tougher stance on Crime and Criminals. Harsher Penalties need to be given to Repeat & Violent Offenders. Harsher Penalties need to be given to Criminals who use ANY kind of Weapon.

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