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November 29, 2013

Crime rate down in Lafayette County more than 50 percent

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The crime rate in Lafayette County decreased 52.8 percent for the first half of 2013, as compared to 2012 rates, according to data from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s (FDLE) Semi-Annual Uniform Crime Report, which was recently released.

The FDLE utilizes seven index crimes to develop crime statistics and every law enforcement agency in the state reports these offenses to FDLE. The offenses are, murder, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft.

For Lafayette County, 53 violent crimes were reported between January and June, 2013. There was one robbery, 12 aggravated assaults, 15 burglaries, 23 larcenies and two motor vehicle thefts with a clearance rate of 116 percent.

“I am proud to announce the 2013 crime statistics for Lafayette County shows the lowest level of crime activity since 2002,” said Lafayette Sheriff Brian Lamb. “These results are attributable to the hard work of the deputies and the assistance of our citizens.”  

The state of Florida has improved upon its record from last year. For the first six months of 2012, 359,051 crimes were committed. Records show that for the same time period this year, crime has gone down by 5.2 percent, with a total of 340,392 crimes committed.

To view the entire report, visit http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/Content/FSAC/Menu/UCR-Home.aspx

Around the region the figures vary:

Suwannee: -1.5

Madison: -13.8

Columbia: 2.1

Hamilton: 2.4

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