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Alachua County, Florida Crime Statistics

This page contains crime numbers for Alachua County, Florida. You can take a look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime figures over time, and see how Alachua County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Alachua County, Florida, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 94,006 total crimes reported in Alachua County, Florida (15,385 of them violent). Of the 9,401 crimes that happen every year in Alachua County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Alachua County, Florida every 55 minutes. This includes 65 murders, 1,136 rapes, and greater than fifty-eight thousand thefts (including 6,412 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Alachua County, Florida for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Alachua County has grown by 36%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 54%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic growth in crime over the last 10 years in Alachua County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit greater than thirteen thousand for Alachua County, Florida in 2009.

Crime Trends in Alachua County, Florida (1999-2008)

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Alachua County, Florida (1999-2008)

Users are warned against reading into ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a given location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or variations in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual chart bars to see crime numbers in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Alachua County, Florida law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Alachua County conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.

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