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FDLE crime stats released, Alachua County crime rate declines

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Florida Department of Law Enforcement just released the new statewide county report on crime statistics. Alachua County Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Art Forgey talked with WUFT-FM’s Meredith Chipman about the drop in Alachua County crime rates.

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Florida overall saw a two percent decrease in total crime, and Gilchrist and Putnam counties saw double digit decreases. But Bradford, Levy and Marion counties saw increases in total crime rates.

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