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Columbia County's crime rate is down

10:18 AM, May 17, 2013   |    comments
Deputy Eric Wilson and Corporal Jimmy Watson via Coluimbia County Sheriff's Office Facebook
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COLUMBIA COUNTY, Fla. -- The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) released its annual crime report on Friday, featuring statistics from January 2012 to December 2012.

The total crime rate for Columbia decreased by 12.2% from the same reporting period last year, according to FDLE's report. Overall, with all reporting agencies grouped as an average, the crime rate in Columbia County is down 6.2%.

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is proud of their statistics but realize that there is always ways to improve.

According to Columbia County Sheriff's Office, the success is attributed to the dedication and hard work of the women and men of CCSO.

Sheriff Mark Hunter added, "I am very encouraged by these statistics. Columbia County has been experiencing growth over the past several years and your Sheriff's Office employees have kept pace with the growth and have dedicated themselves to serving our community. The crime solve rate of 46.3 % is a testament to that dedication. I am very proud of the men and women of your Sheriff's Office and also of the important and necessary partnership we have fostered with our community."

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