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Escambia County, Florida Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 84,904 total crimes reported in Escambia County, Florida (13,916 of them violent). Of the 9,434 crimes that happen every year in Escambia County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Escambia County, Florida every 55 minutes. This includes 91 murders, 913 rapes, and almost fifty-four thousand thefts (including 5,138 auto thefts).

Total Crime in Escambia County, Florida (1999, 2001-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 2000, as there were no data available for that year.

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Escambia County, Florida for 9 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Escambia County has grown by 78%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 84%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic growth in crime over the last 9 years in Escambia County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit almost nineteen thousand for Escambia County, Florida in 2009.

Crime Trends in Escambia County, Florida (1999, 2001-2008)

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 Escambia County, Florida (1999, 2001-2008)

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

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