Jacksonville lags behind in fight against crime.
Jacksonville FL, December 2, 2018 – Mayor Lenny Curry’s anti-crime report card is in, and the results don’t look good. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement tracks those statistics, and the comparisons of first half of of 2017 vs. 2018 show Duval 7.1% below the statewide average and as much as 16% below the achievments of other major metro areas in the state. On December 1, Andrew Pantazi, writing in the Florida Times Union, said “But after three years of increased police budgets and new crime initiatives under Curry’s leadership, the murder and violent crime rates in Duval County are worse.
A preview image of the full Times Union article, appears below this chart, with a link to the article.
Whatever your politics or point of view, it’s clear that the Curry administration isn’t doing a great job of reducing crime in our area.
Here’s the TU/Jacksonville.com article link: