TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — In keeping with Sheriff Walt McNeil, The Leon County Sheriff’s Workplace 2020 annual report exhibits a 35 p.c lower in crime during the last 4 years.
Evaluating information between January and Might of this yr to final, he provides that murders are trending down by 33 p.c, burglaries are down by 27 p.c, larceny is down 6%, and motorized vehicle theft is down by 3 p.c.
These developments he stated might be attributed to 2 main components.
“One, the continuing collaboration between legislation enforcement and the neighborhood,” stated McNeil. “One other a part of that, we do not know precisely whether or not these numbers can be impacted negatively or positively, however there’s an influence with the respect to COVID-19, and its impacts on the supply of crime, companies being closed.”
Sheriff McNeil stated he hopes that their experiences will mirror developments from unincorporated areas.
The numbers Sheriff McNeil shared don’t at the moment embody information from the Tallahassee Police Division.
He added that these numbers will solely be sustainable if each the neighborhood and native legislation enforcement take a proactive method to combat crime.