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Violent Crimes Drop in Tallahassee, Property Crimes Increase

Tallahassee Police Department
Posted at 7:01 PM, Jan 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-25 19:01:00-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - City Commissioners discussed recent crime rates in Tallahassee at their meeting tonight.

According to recent reports their has been a drop in violent crime reports such as murder, robbery, and aggravated assault.

However, in property crime there has been an increase.

This includes burglary, larceny, and motor vehicular theft.

Commissioner Gil Zilfer attributing these numbers to the increase in police numbers.

"We are adding a lot more officers. We have added a considerable amount of officers in the last two years," said Ziffer. We still have more that we are going to be adding, and that allows them to be out in the communities more. That's going to help us a lot, certainly more in the violent crime, but also in the other forms of crime."