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Pinellas County, Florida Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 436,874 total crimes reported in Pinellas County, Florida (69,202 of them violent). Of the 43,687 crimes that occur a year in Pinellas County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Pinellas County, Florida every 12 minutes. This includes 399 murders, 3,514 rapes, and nearly two hundred and eighty-five thousand thefts (including 36,077 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Pinellas County, Florida for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Pinellas County increased by 19 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 14 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 10 years in Pinellas County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than fifty-one thousand for Pinellas County, Florida in 2009.

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

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Crime Data Information

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