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Crime drops 12.7 percent in Hillsborough

TAMPA — Crime dropped substantially in Hillsborough County last year, according to data released Monday by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Between 2010 and 2011, major crime indexes fell 12.7 percent countywide, far exceeding the statewide drop of 0.1 percent.

In Hillsborough, murders decreased from 65 to 60. Reported rapes stayed about the same (about 200), and assaults, robberies, burglaries and motor vehicle theft all slightly declined.

The state does not track all types of crime. For example, Tampa Bay area authorities have been seeing a spike in federal income tax fraud, and that is not included in this data.

The FDLE includes the following categories in its annual statistics: murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft.

Crime drops 12.7 percent in Hillsborough 04/30/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 1, 2012 9:20am]
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