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Sumter County, Florida Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 8,171 total crimes reported in Sumter County, Florida (1,504 of them violent). Of the 1,021 crimes that occur a year in Sumter County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Sumter County, Florida every 8 hours. This includes 11 murders, 159 rapes, and nearly five thousand thefts (including 440 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Sumter County, Florida (2001-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999 or 2000, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Sumter County, Florida for 8 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Sumter County increased by 72 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 60 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 8 years in Sumter County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly two thousand for Sumter County, Florida in 2009.

Crime Trends in Sumter County, Florida (2001-2008)

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

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Crime Data Information

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