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Escambia County crime stats down - overall
ESCAMBIA COUNTY -- According to the sheriff's office, violent crimes are down overall in Escambia County.
A new report compares the first six months of this year and last year.
Murders and robberies are up.
But forcible sex offenses and aggravated assaults are down.
The sheriff's office is required to send the crime index to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
The Santa Rosa sheriff's office only compiles statistics once a year and Okaloosa County will compile its report later this month.