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Okaloosa County, Florida Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 39,530 total crimes reported in Okaloosa County, Florida (4,361 of them violent). Of the 3,953 crimes that occur a year in Okaloosa County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Okaloosa County, Florida every 2 hours. This includes 21 murders, 351 rapes, and more than twenty-eight thousand thefts (including 2,220 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Okaloosa County, Florida for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Okaloosa County increased by 69 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 67 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 10 years in Okaloosa County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly eight thousand for Okaloosa County, Florida in 2009.

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

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Crime Data Information

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