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Local Crime Rates Down, Also Across the State

Local Crime Rates Down, Also Across the State

Feeling safer yet?

The latest crime rates from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement are in, and they show a decrease in every single category during the first half of the year.@

Murder, robbery and grand theft auto were down by almost 10 percent statewide.

The overall number of crimes was down by 5 percent during the first half of the year and if that trend continues, Florida's crime rate will reach a 43 year low.

Crime is down in Palm Beach County 4.9%.

St. Lucie County is down more than 15 percent, Indian River down over 18 percent, but Martin County crime inched up .1 percent.

 

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