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Santa Rosa County, Florida Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2000 and 2008 there were 15,128 total crimes reported in Santa Rosa County, Florida (1,946 of them violent). Of the 1,681 crimes that occur a year in Santa Rosa County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Santa Rosa County, Florida every 5 hours. This includes 16 murders, 192 rapes, and nearly ten thousand thefts (including 751 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Santa Rosa County, Florida (2000-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, as there were no data available for that year.

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Santa Rosa County, Florida for 9 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Santa Rosa County increased by 85 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 82 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 9 years in Santa Rosa County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than three thousand for Santa Rosa County, Florida in 2009.

Crime Trends in Santa Rosa County, Florida (2000-2008)

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 Santa Rosa County, Florida (2000-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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