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Tallahassee Crime Rate Down

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Loren Rodgers
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The crime rate in Tallahassee during 2018 dropped by more than 7% compared to the year prior, according to the Annual Uniform Crime Report.

The city of Tallahassee in a press release credited the positive trend to a concerted effort by TPD to apply community policing strategies.

But even with the change murders remained around the same dipping slightly from 22 in 2017, to 20 in 2018. Meanwhile motor vehicle theft went up by nearly 50 incidents and officials received 9 more reports of rape.

Although Leon County has one of the highest crime rates per capita in Florida, officials say these statistics aren’t best for comparing cities but rather to show year-to-year change.

Blaise Gainey is a State Government Reporter for WFSU News. Blaise hails from Windermere, Florida. He graduated from The School of Journalism at the Florida A&M University. He formerly worked for The Florida Channel, WTXL-TV, and before graduating interned with WFSU News. He is excited to return to the newsroom. In his spare time he enjoys watching sports, Netflix, outdoor activities and anything involving his daughter.