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Leesburg, Florida Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 14,434 total crimes reported in Leesburg, Florida (2,867 of them violent). Of the 1,443 crimes that occur a year in Leesburg, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Leesburg, Florida every 6 hours. This includes 20 murders, 120 rapes, and more than eight thousand thefts (including 719 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Leesburg, Florida for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Leesburg increased by 11 percent. Over the same time frame, violent crime fell by 5 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 10 years in Leesburg. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly two thousand for Leesburg, Florida in 2009.

Crime Trends in Leesburg, 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 cities like Leesburg, Florida (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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