Incidents of major crime ticked up in 2008 over the previous year but were significantly down from 10 years ago, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, which today released the annual statewide crime report. “The number one priority of government is to make our neighborhoods safe and secure for Floridians,” Gov. Charlie Crist said in prepared statement included in the announcement. “Our state is committed to implementing the necessary tools and resources to deter criminal activity and protect the people.”
The report also said that domestic violence offenses dropped by 1.8 percent compared with the previous year. Nonviolent crime, which includes burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft, increased 1.7 percent, the report said.
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