Injured due to crime May 3, 2010 The good news is crimes were down locally and statewide for 2009. The bad news is Jacksonville still had the highest crime rate in the state per 100,000 population and the highest per-capita murder rate of all metropolitan areas in the state. The murder rate has been the highest for 11 years running. For more information on the crime in Jacksonville, go to the Times Union news story. The residents of Jacksonville need to be aware of the high crime rate in Jacksonville and take steps to keep themselves and their families safe. Harrell and Harrell is doing their best to make sure owners and managers of malls, hotels, businesses and apartment complexes are keeping their premises safe for Jacksonville families. However, if you’ve been the victim of a crime outside your home, please call Harrell and Harrell or visit us on the web.