This webpage contains crime data for Highlands County, Florida. You can look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime rates over time, and see how Highlands County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records links for Highlands County, Florida, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.
Between 2001 and 2008 there were 20,859 total crimes reported in Highlands County, Florida (2,509 of them violent). Of the 2,607 crimes that transpire each year in Highlands County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Highlands County, Florida every 3 hours. This includes 23 murders, 138 rapes, and over twelve thousand thefts (including 981 automobile thefts).
Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Highlands County, Florida for 8 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Highlands County has climbed by 44 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 28 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a rapid worsening in crime over the last 8 years in Highlands County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit close to four thousand for Highlands County, Florida in 2009.
Crime Data Information
Highlands County, Florida law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Highlands 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.