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Seminole County, Florida Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 115,268 total crimes reported in Seminole County, Florida (13,673 of them violent). Of the 11,527 crimes that transpire each year in Seminole County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Seminole County, Florida every 45 minutes. This includes 106 murders, 886 rapes, and close to eighty thousand thefts (including 9,771 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Seminole County, Florida for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Seminole County has climbed by 32 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 33 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a rapid worsening in crime over the last 10 years in Seminole County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit close to fifteen thousand for Seminole County, Florida in 2009.

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

Bear in mind that these graphs show reported crime data and large changes in crime rates can be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Seminole County, Florida (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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