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Old 02-24-2020, 04:21 PM
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According to the FBI

Metropolitan Statistical Area Crimes Per 100,000 Inhabitants
1. The Villages, FL M.S.A. 2,116
2. Punta Gorda, FL M.S.A. 2,648
3. Naples-Marco Island, FL M.S.A. 2,703
4. Port St. Lucie, FL M.S.A. 3,246
5. Homosassa Springs, FL M.S.A. 3,350
6. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL M.S.A. 3,414
7. Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL M.S.A. 3,480
8. Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL M.S.A. 4,123
9. North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL M.S.A. 4,315
10. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL M.S.A. 4,323
11. Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL M.S.A. 4,509
12. Ocala, FL M.S.A. 4,980
13. Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL M.S.A. 5,027
14. Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL M.S.A. 5,125
15. Sebring-Avon Park, FL M.S.A. 5,236
16. Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL M.S.A. 5,444
17. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL M.S.A. 5,791
18. Jacksonville, FL M.S.A. 6,147
19. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL M.S.A. 6,418
20. Gainesville, FL M.S.A. 6,917
21. Panama City, FL M.S.A. 7,257
22. Tallahassee, FL M.S.A. 7,733

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Interesting. I always thought it was pretty safe around here, but you[ve got to keep aware anywhere these days
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In spite of the facts, and like so many other things where facts show differently, a lot of people will still simply refuse to believe...that overall crime in America has went down in the last 25 years.


We may even hear from some of them...in this thread.



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5 facts about crime in the U.S.

1. Violent crime in the U.S. has fallen sharply over the past quarter century.

2. Property crime has declined significantly over the long term.

3. Public perceptions about crime in the U.S. often don’t align with the data.

4. There are large geographic variations in crime rates.

5. Most crimes are not reported to police, and most reported crimes are not solved.

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It appears crime has fallen in Wildood. Wildwood FL Crime Rate 2005-2018 | MacroTrends

Lady Lake. Lady Lake FL Crime Rate 1999-2018 | MacroTrends

and Fruitland Park. Fruitland Park FL Crime Rate 2005-2018 | MacroTrends

The fact is crime has not fallen everywhere in the US. Albuquerque NM Crime Rate 2003-2018 | MacroTrends
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In spite of the facts, and like so many other things where facts show differently, a lot of people will still simply refuse to believe...that overall crime in America has went down in the last 25 years.
Stat #5 in your graphic seems to contradict stats #1 and #2 in the same graphic. In other words, in stats 1 and 2, there's unequivocal statements about certain types of crime happening at lower rates. And then comes stat 5:

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5. Most crimes are not reported to police, and most reported crimes are not solved. In its annual survey, BJS asks victims of crime whether they reported that crime to police. In 2018, only 43% of violent crimes tracked by BJS were reported to police. And in the much more common category of property crime, only about a third (34%) were reported. There are a variety of reasons crime might not be reported, including a feeling that police “would not or could not do anything to help” or that the crime is “a personal issue or too trivial to report,” according to BJS.
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Victims do not bother to report many crimes that they used to report years ago. The police don't care, don't show or if they do show up they blow it off. At least that is what I hear from many crime victims. Also in many jurisdictions a de facto catch and release program is in effect. Few criminals end up spending time in the slammer anymore. It is a mess as crime pays these days.
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Also, hingest % of retired military, LEO's--lots of gun owners in TV --got to be nuts , to go nuts
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Stat #5 in your graphic seems to contradict stats #1 and #2 in the same graphic. In other words, in stats 1 and 2, there's unequivocal statements about certain types of crime happening at lower rates. And then comes stat 5:
Nope.

The same statement applies...to the entire 25 year period.

Or did you think that people only started not reporting crimes...just since 1993?
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Nope.

The same statement applies...to the entire 25 year period.

Or did you think that people only started not reporting crimes...just since 1993?
Nope. The Pew article you linked to explicitly - and solely - refers to the year 2018 in the #5 section. It says nothing about "the entire 25 year period" in that section about unreported crimes. I'm just referring to the text of the article you linked to. Now, could they have meant that unreported crimes are the norm, regardless of year? Sure. But that's not what was said there. The author used one year to show some stats. My point is that while any reduction in crime is a great thing, the fact (according to the article) that most crimes go unreported makes it problematic to ascertain exactly what's going on.
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Thanks for the info! I will share info with others.
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brat, was thinking the same,,, also fl's experienced a large drop since easing carry restrictions,,, except near intl airports of course
always shake my head when entering anyplace that posts 'no weapons allowed' signs as i wonder how many miscreants can read & follow directions,,, have to admit i don't cc as often as when in atl
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I knew it was safe here. We all WATCH out for each other. It is a very good place to live. We came here with morals and values. I love to live here.


You knew that.

It's another beautiful day in The Villages.

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Very interesting crime trends for crimes committed from Wildwood at the highest to Fruitland Park to Lady Lake at the lowest.
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In spite of the facts, and like so many other things where facts show differently, a lot of people will still simply refuse to believe...that overall crime in America has went down in the last 25 years. ops

We may even hear from some of them...in this thread.



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