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Crime rate down in Hillsborough County

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HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL (WFLA) -

Crime rate has gone down over 7% in Hillsborough County since last year, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office report.

The percentage adds to 53.2% over the last five years, according to the report.

The number of victims per 1,000 people in the county reduced to 23.6 down from 25.9 in 2011.

The violent crime rate is the lowest recorded since 1985 and is at 2.5 per 1000 people.

HCSO attributes the success to dedication, commitment and the efforts of the community partners and the Intelligence-Led Policing model.

The model, instituted in 2009, develops tactical methods to monitor, catch and jail criminal. Deputies say it is working.

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