This webpage contains crime data for Gilchrist County, Florida. You can look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime rates over time, and see how Gilchrist County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records links for Gilchrist County, Florida, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.
Between 2001 and 2008 there were 1,813 total crimes reported in Gilchrist County, Florida (204 of them violent). Of the 227 crimes that transpire each year in Gilchrist County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Gilchrist County, Florida 227 times a year. This includes 3 murders, 5 rapes, and over one thousand thefts (including 145 automobile thefts).
Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Gilchrist County, Florida for 8 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Gilchrist County has climbed by 64 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 78 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a rapid worsening in crime over the last 8 years in Gilchrist County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit over three hundred for Gilchrist County, Florida in 2009.
Crime Data Information
Gilchrist County, Florida law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The FBI has noted the following deviations from their data quality guidelines:
- In 2007, the FBI determined that the agency's data were underreported. Consequently, affected data are not included in these graphs.