http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/local/5649916.htm Florida officials said the state's lowest crime rate in 30 years is attributable to a decade's worth of tougher sentencing laws, more prison beds and the ending of early prison release programs. The Miami Herald quotes state law enforcement commissioner Tim Moore as declaring, "There's been a 180-degree turn in how we provide public safety for our citizens." The crime rate per 100,000 people in Florida dropped 3.3 percent between . . .
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