Home / Public safety / FDLE crime stats released, Alachua County crime rate declines

FDLE crime stats released, Alachua County crime rate declines

By

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.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

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.

Check Also

Flames and smoke engulf 75-year-old Alice Jackson's home in Belleview on Sunday.

Belleview Woman Saved From Burning Home

A 75-year-old Belleview woman was rescued from her burning home by Marion County Fire Rescue officials Sunday afternoon. The cause of the fire is unknown.