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Florida crime down in 2014, though murders and rapes on rise

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Florida’s top law enforcement agency is reporting an overall drop in crime in 2014, though there was a slight increase in the number of rapes and murders. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement report released Thursday showed that all crime dropped by 3.6 percent, mostly due to a 6.9 percent drop in robberies and a 12.8 percent drop in burglaries. The number of murders rose from 971 in 2013 to 981 last year, and there were 10,236 forcible sex offenses,…

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