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Florida’s Crime Stats Back Up Gov. DeSantis’ Rhetoric On Law And Order

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has preached that law and order would rule in the Sunshine State on his watch. The state’s newest crime report proved his point.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has preached that law and order would rule in the Sunshine State on his watch. The state’s newest crime report proved his point.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement reported this week that the number of crimes, including gun crimes, and the crime rate, dropped in 2021 compared to 2020.

Overall, total crime declined by 8.3%, while the crime rate, which measures violence based on population, was down by 9.5%.

That index includes violent crime, which decreased by 3%, and property crime, which fell by 9.4%.

A plunge in murders was a big reason for the drop in violent crime. Homicides fell by 14.2% overall.

But the stat proved that anti-gun and anti-Second Amendment activists are wrong in arguing that Florida’s firearms laws help promote violence.

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Gun crimes were down in 2021 as follows: homicides, 13.9%; robberies, 23%; aggravated assaults, 5.4 %; and rapes, 1.8%.

Crime fell in other areas, regardless of what weapons were used.

Robberies of all types declined by 17.5%, aggravated assaults dipped by 1.6%, burglaries dropped 15.1%, and larcenies were down 8.8%.

The one area of concern is sex crimes, as rapes increased by 13.7%.

But FDLE’s report shows that crime has dropped radically under DeSantis, even despite 2020, when surges in crime plagued many areas of the country because of Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots and subsequent attempts by left-wing law enforcement officials to no longer police many offenses.

Overall, crime has fallen 25% between 2018, the year before DeSantis took office, and 2021. Violent crimes are down 5.5% in that same time, while property crimes have decreased 34.2%.

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