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Indian River County, Florida Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 30,597 total crimes reported in Indian River County, Florida (3,073 of them violent). Of the 3,060 crimes that take place per year in Indian River County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Indian River County, Florida every 2 hours. This includes 24 murders, 264 rapes, and at least twenty-one thousand thefts (including 1,371 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Indian River County, Florida for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Indian River County has risen by 65%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 73%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant rise in crime over the last 10 years in Indian River County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit just about six thousand for Indian River County, Florida in 2009.

Crime Trends in Indian River 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 Indian River County, Florida (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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