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Though Violent Crime Is Down in Tallahassee, Property Crime Is Up

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Posted at 4:29 PM, Oct 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-27 16:29:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The Leon County Sheriff's Office has released the statistics for violent crime rates in the Tallahassee area.

Deputies compared the rates of this first ninth months of this year to the same time period as last year.

The statistics showed a decrease in murders and aggravated assaults but a rise in property crime. 

LCSO reported that at the end of August, violent crime was down 13 percent overall. The downward trend continued through September with a 17 percent decrease in violent offenses including a 20 percent drop in aggravated assault and a 61 percent drop in murders. 

The data also showed an increase in property crime with motor vehicle thefts driving that number higher. 

LCSO said that they look at these statistics to help with strategic plans to reduce the overall crime rate in Leon County.