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Clay County, Florida Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 28,951 total crimes reported in Clay County, Florida (4,502 of them violent). Of the 2,895 crimes that happen every year in Clay County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Clay County, Florida every 3 hours. This includes 30 murders, 312 rapes, and almost nineteen thousand thefts (including 1,681 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Clay County, Florida for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Clay County has grown by 94%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 97%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic growth in crime over the last 10 years in Clay County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit greater than seven thousand for Clay County, Florida in 2009.

Crime Trends in Clay 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 Clay 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

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