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St. Lucie County, Florida Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 82,219 total crimes reported in St. Lucie County, Florida (12,824 of them violent). Of the 8,222 crimes that transpire each year in St. Lucie County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in St. Lucie County, Florida 23 times each day. This includes 123 murders, 793 rapes, and over forty-nine thousand thefts (including 4,977 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in St. Lucie County, Florida for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in St. Lucie County has climbed by 37 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 20 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a rapid worsening in crime over the last 10 years in St. Lucie County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit close to eleven thousand for St. Lucie County, Florida in 2009.

Crime Trends in St. Lucie 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 St. Lucie County, Florida (1999-2008)

Individuals are dissuaded against drawing conclusions from ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a particular location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or discrepencies in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual figure bars to see crime data in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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

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