FDLE crime stats released, Alachua County crime rate declines
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.
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.
This entry was posted in Florida
. Bookmark the permalink
More Stories in Florida
Gov. Rick Scott signed 44 bills into law Thursday. Among those bills is a provision to allow gun owners to carry their weapons in the case of emergency evacuation as well as a bill to expand the child-protection law.
Miami and Orlando school districts will remove Styrofoam trays from school cafeterias and will replace them with compostable plates. The change within the districts is part of an effort to enact environmentally conscious changes in larger school districts.
Marcel “Butch” Verrando, an appointee to the Industrial Development Authority, has been removed from the board after a racially-charged Facebook post. Verrando was removed after a regularly scheduled meeting on May 19.
A key Florida health care program will likely receive an extra $1B from the federal government this budget year. The new amount offered for the Low Income Pool would enable Florida to retain Medicaid investment.
Tourism in Florida is at an all-time high. The amount of visitors in the first quarter of 2015 is up 6 percent from the previous year.