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Leon County, Florida Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 121,427 total crimes reported in Leon County, Florida (19,144 of them violent). Of the 12,143 crimes that happen every year in Leon County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Leon County, Florida every 43 minutes. This includes 85 murders, 1,548 rapes, and almost seventy-four thousand thefts (including 8,069 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Leon County, Florida for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Leon County stayed the same. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 13%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight reduction in crime over the last 10 years in Leon County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to twelve thousand for Leon County, Florida in 2009.

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

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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

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Crime Data Information

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