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Florida Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime data for Florida. You can look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime rates over time, and see how Florida compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records links for Florida, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 8,852,190 total crimes reported in Florida (1,279,186 of them violent). Of the 885,219 crimes that transpire each year in Florida, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Florida every 35 seconds. This includes 9,798 murders, 65,970 rapes, and close to six million thefts (including 809,598 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Florida for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Florida has diminished by 6 per-cent. In the course of the same period, violent crime dropped by 2 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow drop off in crime over the last 10 years in Florida. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to eight hundred and forty-four thousand for Florida in 2009.

Crime Trends in Florida (1999-2008)

Bear in mind that these graphs show reported crime data and large changes in crime rates can be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in states like Florida (1999-2008)

Individuals are dissuaded against drawing conclusions from ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a particular location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or discrepencies in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual figure bars to see crime data in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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