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TPD: October statistics show crime is down

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Posted at 1:00 PM, Dec 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-08 08:19:08-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - In an a public safety update to Tallahassee city commissioners, the Tallahassee Police Department says that crime was down for the month of October. 

According to the latest statistics, Tallahassee experienced an 8.6 percent decrease in violent crime and a 6.7 percent decrease in property crime for the month of October.

Year to date, overall crime in Tallahassee is down by 13 percent and crime in Leon County is down 18.5 percent. 

During a meeting this week, the commission voted to approve more than $315,000 in grant funding and with this additional funding, they say TPD will continue to deter crime through equipment upgrades, including safety cameras.

The city says the first set of safety cameras, which were recently installed in the Bond neighborhood, have had a positive impact in the area, saying that TPD has received one call in a two-week period compared to 15 calls two weeks before installation.

A list of camera locations can be found at Talgov.com/TPD

As of now, TPD is reviewing citizen complaint data and crime statistics to figure out where 10 additional cameras may be beneficial.

Citizens are still encouraged to take part in neighborhood watch programs and report suspicious activity by calling 891-4200. If you wish to remain anonymous, they may call Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS. For emergency situations, call 911.