Criminal History Reports

How to use the Dashboard

In an effort to exercise compliance with the requirements of the Criminal Justice Data Transparency (CJDT) initiative, FDLE publishes criminal justice reports using interactive visualizations. The dashboards present key information associated with arrest and judicial outcomes in Florida.

This guide provides information to assist in the navigation and filtering of the data within the dashboards. The visualizations are interactive; additional information is revealed when the user hovers or clicks on displayed elements.

The data on each dashboard can be filtered by multiple elements. Use buttons or the drop-down arrows to see the filtering options available that allow you to narrow the results down to your area of interest. Multiple selections can be made at the same time.

To narrow your results down to a specific area of interest, click the desired topic and the report will filter the information based on the requested element. For example, to only see information related to Baker County, click on the box next to the county name. The box will darken to indicate that it has been selected. You will notice that the charts within the dashboard change based on your selections.

To include multiple elements in your report, select and hold CTRL button while clicking the boxes. For example, if you want to limit your report to five (5) different counties, click the box next to one county selection, and continue clicking while holding the CTRL button. The boxes will darken to indicate that they have been selected. You will notice that the charts within the dashboard change based on your selections. For buttons simply click on as many variables as you would like to include. You can click on the same button again to unselect it.

Some graphical elements will have an arrow down button. Selecting this enables “drill-down” mode which will reveal categorical data within your selection. In this visual you can “drill down” on any of the bars representing years. This will display categorical data based on that year alone.


Similarly, if you select the double arrow down button you will reveal the next level of data available. In the previous graphic you could select a single year to view. If you selected the double arrow instead of a single year you would then reveal the categorical data for the entire the page. In this case it reveals Offense Category for the years 2010 through 2019.


To clear your selections, click the eraser icon at the upper right hand corner.

To clear all the selections made on the screen, click the reset icon found in each page. Reset buttons work for the page not for multiple pages.

Comparative Disposition Views

This page can use the buttons and slicers to create two individual sets of filters to compare data side by side. In this example we have sorted data for the Disposition year 2016 and kept all variables constant except for the county. This allows us to compare two counties on specific variables.


To select an element within pie chart 1 and then one from pie chart 2, hold down the "ctrl" key while selecting your second element, third element, fourth element etc.


Florida Arrest

The home button will reset all filters and return to the start of the Florida Arrest view. This view includes the ability to search for arrest by specific statute.  Use the Statute search bar to filter down the data. The search bar will return all results that include the input. For example, searching 12 will return both 12 and 705.12.

To see a list of all statutes included in the dataset, select the statute table button next to the statute search bar. The statute table can also be used to filter the data down to the selections. To select more than one statute hold down the ctrl key and left click on an additional statute. To close the statute table click the return arrow located at the bottom of the table

To make the presentation full screen, click on the slanted arrows on the bottom right corner of the presentation. To exit full screen press ESC on your keyboard.

Data can be downloaded for each graphical element. Select the three dots on the upper right corner of the desired visual. Then select "export data" from the drop down menu.

Data can be downloaded as an excel file with a limit of 150,000 rows or as a csv file with a limit of 300,000 rows. Underlying data is only available as an excel file. Click export when you are ready to download your selected data. The downloaded data will have been filtered down by existing filters on the page.

Full Dataset Download

Download full unfiltered reports by clicking on the links below.

The download speed can vary based on the user’s hardware, software, and network capabilities. The reports are available in CSV format, and large datasets will be separated into multiple files not to exceed 1M rows.

Florida Department of Law Enforcement Priorities

FDLE is composed of five areas: Executive Direction and Business Support, Criminal Investigations and Forensic Science, Criminal Justice Information, Criminal Justice Professionalism and Florida Capitol Police. FDLE’s duties, responsibilities and procedures are mandated through Chapter 943, FS, and Chapter 11, FAC. To learn more about these areas, read our Statement of Agency Organization and Operation or visit our Open Government page.