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Florida's crime rate down

Florida's crime rate dropped last year to its lowest rate in more than 40 years. That's according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. The overall number of crimes fell by 4.7 percent. There was a 3.9 percent drop in murders from the previous year. There was a 2.8 percent drop in all sex offenses. Most major crimes saw a decrease, according to statistics. One exception was pickpocketing, which rose nearly 10 percent from 2012. The overall crime rate in Palm Beach County dropped by about three percent in 2013. However, there were nearly 100 more vehicle thefts than in 2012.

 

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