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Hillsborough County, Florida Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 491,890 total crimes reported in Hillsborough County, Florida (80,151 of them violent). Of the 49,189 crimes that take place per year in Hillsborough County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Hillsborough County, Florida every 10 minutes. This includes 497 murders, 3,179 rapes, and at least three hundred and seventeen thousand thefts (including 62,846 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Hillsborough County, Florida for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Hillsborough County has risen by 37%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 16%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant rise in crime over the last 10 years in Hillsborough County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit at least sixty-seven thousand for Hillsborough County, Florida in 2009.

Crime Trends in Hillsborough County, Florida (1999-2008)

Please take note that these graphs show reported crime rates and some sudden changes in crime data are the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Hillsborough County, Florida (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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