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Crime became less frequent in Duval County and Florida in 2018, according to an annual Florida Department of Law Enforcement report released this week. 

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Jacksonville’s newest crime-fighting tool will roll out in early June.

5 Ed White High School Students Arrested After Student Attacked

Apr 11, 2019
Duval County Public Schools

Five Ed White High School students were arrested Thursday morning after a student was attacked as he entered school.


A car on Monday evening crashed into the Metro Diner on Hendricks Avenue, which is the location of the chain's original restaurant that first opened in 1992.

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The 1990 GMAC mass shooting in Jacksonville was labeled the worst mass shooting to ever take place in Florida until the shootings at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando.

Bullet Shatters Westside Jacksonville School Window Amid State Exams

Apr 3, 2019

At least one stray bullet shattered the window of a Northwest Jacksonville elementary school classroom Wednesday as students were taking their Florida Standards Assessment tests.

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Northeast Florida State Attorney Melissa Nelson on Thursday asked the court to dismiss the 1976 murder sentences of two men after an investigation by her office concluded it no longer has confidence in the evidence of the case. 

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More than 100 people in Jacksonville’s faith community are coming together to call on residents, businesses, and public officials to put a stop the growing violence.

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Two Bolles students that were expelled last week have been charged as juveniles with conspiracy to make, possess, place or discharge a destructive device.

6th Teen Shot And Killed In Jacksonville This Year

Feb 26, 2019
Bob Self / The Florida Times-Union

Election-year rhetoric over public safety is having little effect on Jacksonville’s streets as another teen fell prey to shooting violence Monday, the city’s sixth 13- to 19-year-old killed this year.

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As Jacksonville grapples with the recent uptick in its murder rate, city officials are considering hiring a Chicago-based nonprofit that promises solutions.

Mayoral Candidates Weigh In On Weekend Shootings

Feb 18, 2019

With four people killed over the weekend in Jacksonville, gun violence is an issue on voters’ minds as three candidates look to unseat Mayor Lenny Curry in next month’s election.

Jacksonville Woman Crashes Into Ditch As She Tries To Escape Gunfire

Feb 6, 2019

A woman trying to escape gunfire in her Woodland Acres neighborhood Wednesday crashed into a ditch and the two young men who were the targets of the shooting ran off, Jacksonville police said.


Earlier this week police announced the arrests of six people in “Operation Rap Up.” 

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrests of six men believed responsible for some of the gun violence on the First Coast.