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Pasco County, Florida Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 96,277 total crimes reported in Pasco County, Florida (10,109 of them violent). Of the 9,628 crimes that occur a year in Pasco County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Pasco County, Florida every 54 minutes. This includes 106 murders, 766 rapes, and nearly sixty-two thousand thefts (including 6,425 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Pasco County, Florida for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Pasco County increased by 94 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 93 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 10 years in Pasco County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly twenty-three thousand for Pasco County, Florida in 2009.

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

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Crime Data Information

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