FDLE CRIME STATISTICS FOR 2015
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) released crime statistics for Florida counties Friday June 3rd and Wakulla County has good reason to be happy. While statewide total index offenses declined by 3.1%, Wakulla County index offenses were reduced by 11.2%. When looking at just non-violent property offenses across Wakulla County the decline was even larger with a reduction of 15.4%.
There are seven index crimes the FDLE combines to produce its annual crime report. Four index crimes are violent offenses and include murder, forcible sex offenses, robbery, and aggravated assault. The remaining three offenses are non-violent property offenses and they are burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft.
“We will continue to step up our efforts against illegal drug crimes because we know that the drug trade and thefts have a direct correlation with each other” said Sheriff Creel, “with proactive patrolling by Uniform Deputies and in depth investigations by our Detectives we will continue to keep our community safe.”
The Wakulla County crime rate is at its lowest point in the past five years.