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:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/10/ForgeyQnA.mp3|titles=ForgeyQnA]
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.