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Orange County, Florida Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 476,276 total crimes reported in Orange County, Florida (79,742 of them violent). Of the 47,628 crimes that happen every year in Orange County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Orange County, Florida every 11 minutes. This includes 596 murders, 3,488 rapes, and greater than three hundred and three thousand thefts (including 47,194 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Orange County, Florida for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Orange County has grown by 58%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 61%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic growth in crime over the last 10 years in Orange County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit greater than eighty-one thousand for Orange County, Florida in 2009.

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

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Crime Data Information

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