TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Governor Rick Scott announced Tuesday that Florida's crime rate dropped 6.7 percent from 2010 levels and has reached its lowest rate in 40 years.
“With six law enforcement officers killed in action during the past four months, the news of these drops in Florida’s crime rate reminds us that public safety comes from the commitment of selfless public servants,” Governor Scott said. “In acknowledging these statistics, I want to commend the men and women of law enforcement for their valor and dedication.”
The complete 2010 Uniform Crime Report, including county-by-county breakdowns, can be found on FDLE’s Web site: www.fdle.state.fl.us/fsac/ucr/ .
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