Rick Scott: ‘We are Winning the Fight Against Crime’
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Crime in Florida during the first half of 2012 is down 3.8 percent from the first half of 2011, according to statistics released Thursday by Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
Violent crimes, including murder, forcible sex offenses, robbery and aggravated assault, were down 5.3 percent, with nonviolent crimes including burglary and motor vehicle theft falling 3.6 percent.
“As a father and grandfather, the safety of Florida families is a top priority for our administration,” Scott stated in a release.
The stats were released during a press conference Thursday at the FDLE Tampa Bay Regional Operations office.
“The great news is, we are winning the fight against crime,” Scott continued.
“I am committed to making Florida the safest place in the world to pursue a career and raise a family.”
The numbers indicated that domestic violence offenses decreased 5.4 percent, with cohabitants the largest group of victims in this category.
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