If you look at Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum’s gubernatorial campaign website, conspicuously missing from the list of “challenges” facing the state is the issue of crime, more specifically violent crime.
The absence of that as a priority for Gillum’s campaign is also evident during Gillum’s time in the Florida capital’s elected leadership, according to government statistics.
According to a recently published article from Steve Stewart of Tallahassee Reports, the city’s murder rate has significantly increased under Gillum’s tenure.
“For example, from 2002 to 2009 the average murder rate per 100,000 citizens in Tallahassee was 4.6. During this period there were 63 murders, an average of 7.9 murders per year,” Stewart wrote. “However from 2010 to 2017 the average murder rate increased 52 percent to 7.0 murders per 100,000 citizens. During this period there were 104 murders, an average of 13 murders per year. Source Crime Stats.”
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