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Lee County, Florida Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 161,593 total crimes reported in Lee County, Florida (22,155 of them violent). Of the 16,159 crimes that occur a year in Lee County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Lee County, Florida every 32 minutes. This includes 257 murders, 1,128 rapes, and nearly one hundred and two thousand thefts (including 15,829 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Lee County, Florida for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Lee County increased by 62 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 53 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 10 years in Lee County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than twenty-eight thousand for Lee County, Florida in 2009.

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

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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

Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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

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