Tallahassee Crime Incidents Down 9.7%, Fatal Shootings Up in 2024

Tallahassee Crime Incidents Down 9.7%, Fatal Shootings Up in 2024

Two months into 2024, the number of crime incidents reported by the Tallahassee Police Department is down when compared to 2023.

TPD Incidents

The daily TPD incident reports indicate that the total number of incidents during the two months of 2024 is down 9.7% when compared to the same period in 2023.

The numbers show that property crime is down 12.0% and violent crime is down 8.0%.

Property crimes encompass burglaries, thefts, incidents of vandalism, and violent offenses, including aggravated assaults, armed robberies, and physical altercations.

The decrease in property crimes is being driven by the decline in the number of Auto Burglaries and Thefts. During the first two months of 2023, there were 294 of these type incidents compared to 214 in 2024.

An outlier in the report relates to commercial burglaries which are up 38.2%. TR is reviewing the data.

Assault & Battery and Robbery incidents have declined in 2024, driving down the violent crime numbers.

Fatal Shootings

This decrease comes despite an increase in fatal shootings in 2024. Two months into 2023 there were two fatal shooting compared to eight in 2024.

Officials have indicated that most fatal shooting are related to domestic violence situations or drug related activities.

Despite the cause, the overall drop in crime incidents is overshadowed by the headlines related to fatal shootings.

TR will provide an update to the crime incident report in two weeks.

3 Responses to "Tallahassee Crime Incidents Down 9.7%, Fatal Shootings Up in 2024"

  1. Thank the damn politics for this. The political government sets a certain standard for the police and sheriff departments to have a certain quota each month for the number of crimes they uphold. For some stupid reason, they cannot exceed this quota, which is why we see “crimes going down” in our city. The quota that the politicians set gets lower and lower each year, as you can see by the statistics above in your article. The law enforcement agency also lets too many things slide in our city. It’s no wonder we see almost every vehicle on our roads travel more than 5 mph, as well as it takes too long for law enforcement officers to travel to a crime scene, car accident, etc… We need someone in office that will get problems solved the minute they happen, and not have their feelings worn on their sleeves when the common people complain about a situation.

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