JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- According to Governor Rick Scott, crime is down 6 percent in Duval County compared to the first six months of 2012.
Governor Scott said there were fewer murders, aggravated assaults, robberies, burglaries and motor vehicle thefts, withmore than 1,200 fewer crimes overall.
The 2013 Semi-Annual Uniform Crime Report shows Florida's crime volume down 5.2 percent and the number of violent crimes including murder, forcible sex offenses, robbery and aggravated assault down by 3.5 percent.
Non-violent crimes such as burglary, motor vehicle theft and larceny fell by 5.5 percent.
"The news that crime is down in Duval County by 6 percent is due to the great work of our law enforcement community. I would like to thank them for risking their lives daily to ensure that Florida families are safe. We must continue to work so that every Floridian can live in a crime-free community," said Governor Scott.
The complete 2013 Semi-Annual Uniform Crime Report, including county-by-county breakdowns, can be found on FDLE's website at www.fdle.state.fl.us/fsac/ucr/.