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Broward County, Florida Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 739,495 total crimes reported in Broward County, Florida (94,185 of them violent). Of the 73,950 crimes that happen every year in Broward County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Broward County, Florida every 7 minutes. This includes 730 murders, 4,490 rapes, and greater than five hundred and thirteen thousand thefts (including 75,327 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Broward County, Florida for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Broward County has grown by 4%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 22%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight growth in crime over the last 10 years in Broward County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit almost seventy-eight thousand for Broward County, Florida in 2009.

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

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Crime Data Information

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