Crime in Florida refers to crime occurring within the U.S. State of Florida.

Crime Statistics

Florida
Crime rates* (2019)
Violent crimes
Homicide5.2
Rape39.4
Robbery75.5
Aggravated assault258.3
Total violent crime378.4
Property crimes
Burglary295.2
Larceny-theft1668.7
Motor vehicle theft181.8
Total property crime2145.7
Notes

*Number of reported crimes per 100,000 population.


Source: FBI Crime in the United States by State, 2019
Crime in Florida (2010–2019)[1]
Year Population Total Violent Property
Murder Rape Robbery Aggravated assault Burglary Larceny-Theft Vehicle Theft
2010 18,838,613 771,004 987 5,373 26,086 69,523 169,119 458,454 41,462
2011 19,082,262 769,398 984 5,273 25,622 66,319 170,171 461,408 39,621
2012 19,320,749 727,075 1,009 5,260 23,889 63,929 153,563 442,095 37,330
2013 19,600,311 699,163 972 4,765 23,200 61,054 138,915 433,344 34,911
2014 19,905,569 675,119 982 5,038 21,621 61,610 121,379 426,197 36,198
2015 20,244,914 663,895 1,041 5,396 21,137 63,895 109,268 420,341 40,661
2016 20,612,439 642,512 1,111 5,528 20,175 59,816 100,325 410,352 43,135
2017 20,976,812 612,731 1,057 7,936 18,597 58,016 88,835 395,375 42,915
2018 21,244,317 567,997 1,107 8,438 16,884 55,551 71,933 372,919 41,165
2019 21,477,737 542,116 1,122 8,456 16,217 55,475 63,396 358,402 39,048

Policing

Further information: List of law enforcement agencies in Florida

In 2018, Florida had 373 state and local law enforcement agencies. Those agencies employed a total of 85,234 staff. Of the total staff, 47,177 were sworn officers (defined as those with general arrest powers). In 2018, Florida had 222 police officers per 100,000 residents.[2]

Capital punishment laws

Further information: Capital punishment in Florida

Capital punishment is applied in Florida.[3] In 1995, the legislature modified Chapter 921 to provide that felons should serve at least 85% of their sentence.[4][5]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Florida Crime Rates 1960 - 2019". www.disastercenter.com. Retrieved 2023-05-12.
  2. ^ "U.S. Department of Justice, Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, 2008, p.15" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-10-10. Retrieved 2012-11-25.
  3. ^ "Facts about capital punishment - the death penalty". religioustolerance.org. Archived from the original on April 9, 2022.
  4. ^ Knapp, Andrew (16 October 2010). "Crime rate decreases 5.5%". Melbourne, Florida: Florida Today. pp. 1B. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014.
  5. ^ "The 2022 Florida Statutes (including 2022 Special Session A and 2023 Special Session B)". Florida Legislature. Retrieved May 13, 2023.

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