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FDLE: Florida's crime rate continues to drop

Florida's crime rate has fallen to a four-decade low, according to statistics released Monday by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

The department's Uniform Crime Report for 2011 shows a 3.7 percent decline in the number violent crimes committed since 2010, while other offenses have increased slightly, by 0.4 percent. The overall crime rate is down by 0.8 percent and now at its lowest level since 1971, when the department started keeping track.

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