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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — Crime across the State of Florida dropped for the first half of 2014 according to a  new 2014 Semi-Annual Uniform Crime Report out Friday.

The report compares the previous year at the same time.

While crime was down overall, the report shows a 0.1 percent increase in violent crimes, such as murder, forcible sex offenses and aggravated assault. Domestic violence went up nearly a half percent.

Law enforcement officers made 444,558 arrests from January through June 2014. Three law enforcement officers died from criminal causes while on duty and one died accidentally.

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