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Brevard County, Florida Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 178,449 total crimes reported in Brevard County, Florida (29,177 of them violent). Of the 17,845 crimes that occur a year in Brevard County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Brevard County, Florida every 29 minutes. This includes 164 murders, 1,709 rapes, and more than one hundred and eleven thousand thefts (including 10,338 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Brevard County, Florida for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Brevard County increased by 34 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 37 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 10 years in Brevard County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly twenty-five thousand for Brevard County, Florida in 2009.

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

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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Crime Data Information

Brevard County, Florida law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Brevard 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.