This week also marks the beginning of hurricane season. Floridians need to have a plan in place should a storm make landfall. We cannot prevent a hurricane from hitting our state, but we can be prepared and help minimize the chances of physical and financial harm. My 2016 Hurricane Preparedness Guide provides Floridians with an essential supply checklist and highlights scams consumers should be aware of before a storm makes landfall and when dealing with the aftermath.
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Florida’s Crime Rate at a 45-Year Low
Florida’s crime is now at a 45-year low. In 2015, there were 10,773 fewer crimes than in 2014, which represents a 1.6 percent decrease. The crime rate has dropped by 3.1 percent since 2014. This year, Governor Scott invested more than $4.9 billion in public safety measures in the Florida First budget. This investment included improvements to the Florida Department of Corrections and increasing staff across Florida’s public safety system.
Attorney General Pam Bondi said, “The crime rate in Florida is the lowest it has been in 45 years and that is due to the great work of our state law enforcement officers who risk their lives every day protecting Floridians and our visitors. I cannot express the extent of my gratitude to each and every law enforcement officer in our state for their selfless commitment to the safety of Floridians and our great prosecutors who work to keep the worst of the worst behind bars where they belong.” More.
Attorney General Bondi’s Memorial Day Statement
Attorney General Pam Bondi released the following statement in recognition of Memorial Day:
“This Memorial Day, we remember and honor all the members of the Armed Forces who lost their lives protecting our country. These heroes and their selfless actions secure our rule of law, a bedrock to the American way of life and the protection of our individual rights and freedoms. I encourage all Floridians to thank a service member this weekend. It is due to their dedicated service that we are able to enjoy our freedom as we spend time with friends and family.”
Attorney General Bondi meeting with Lieutenant Colonel Peter Lerner in Israel.
Attorney General Bondi with a 19-year-old member of the Israel Defense Forces. In Israel, all 18-year-old young women enlist in the military for two years and all 18-year-old young men enlist in the military for three years, unless they have a community service exemption.
Attorney General Bondi with South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley, center, and Israel’s Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, right.
Attorney General Bondi and the other members of the delegation at Mobileye, an international technological company headquartered in Jerusalem.