Florida Crime Trends - Domestic Violence

 

Domestic Violence Offenses in Florida, 1993 - 2013

 

Since 1993, Domestic Violence has been tracked specifically for the following offenses: Murder, Manslaughter, Forcible Rape, Forcible Sodomy, Forcible Fondling, Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Stalking, Simple Assault, Threat/Intimidation, and Simple Stalking. Having been on a steady decline since 1997, the number of reported Domestic Violence offenses are fewer in 2013 (-1.3%) than the 112,585 reported in 1993.  The rate of domestic violence offenses has decreased by 32.2 percent from 827.3 per 100,000 population in 1993 to 560.9 in 2013. Florida's population increased by 41.5 percent from 1993 to 2013.

 

Total Reported Domestic Violence Offenses by County, 1992 - 2013 (Excel File)

Reported Domestic Violence Offenses by Type of Offense, 1992 - 2013 (PDF | Excel File)

Statewide Domestic Violence Victim Totals by Relationship, 1992 - 2013 (PDF | Excel File)

Statewide Domestic Violence Victim Totals by Offense, 1992 - 2013 (PDF | Excel File)

 
Domestic Violence Offenses reported in Florida, 1993 - 2013
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Year Population Total
Domestic
Violence
Offenses
% Change
in Number
Domestic
Violence
Crime Rate
per 100,000
Rate
Change
1993 13,608,627 112,585  2.9  827.3   1.5
1994 13,878,905 119,930  6.5  864.1   4.4
1995 14,149,317 131,152  9.4  926.9   7.3
1996 14,411,563 132,704  1.2  920.8  -0.7
1997 14,712,922 136,382  2.8  927.0   0.7
1998 15,000,475 133,345 -2.2  888.9  -4.1
1999 15,322,040 126,044 -5.5  822.6  -7.5
2000 15,982,378 124,629 -1.1  779.8  -5.2
2001 16,331,739 124,016 -0.5  759.4  -2.6
2002 16,674,608 121,834 -1.8  730.7  -3.8
2003 17,071,508 120,697 -0.9  707.0  -3.2
2004 17,516,732 119,772 -0.8  683.8  -3.3
2005 17,918,227 120,386   0.5  671.9  -1.7
2006 18,349,132  115,170 -4.3  627.7  -6.6
2007 18,680,367  115,150   0.0  616.5  -1.8
2008 18,807,219  113,123   0.0  601.5  -2.4
2009 18,750,483  116,547   3.0  621.6   3.3
2010 18,771,768 113,378 -2.7  604.0  -2.8
2011 18,905,048 111,681 -1.5 590.7  -2.2
2012 19,074,434 108,033 -3.3 566.4 -4.1
2013 19,259,543 108,030 0.0 560.9 -1.0
SOURCE: Florida Statistical Analysis Center:  FDLE (1993-2013). Crime in Florida, Florida uniform crime report [Computer program]. Tallahassee, FL.

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Note: On January 1, 2013, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) UCR Program implemented a new definition of Rape that includes incidents previously reported as Forcible Sodomy. Therefore, beginning with the 2013 data, FDLE’s UCR modified the collection of Forcible Rape data to include forcible rape, attempted rape, and forcible sodomy. Florida has adopted a "Forcible Sex Offense" category that is not used at the Federal level. Florida’s Forcible Sex Offenses (FSO) include forcible rape, attempted rape, forcible sodomy, and forcible fondling. Users of this site will note that various reports will use either a Forcible Rape or a FSO category in Index Offenses. Through the 2012 data, when Forcible Rape is presented, it includes rape and attempted rape only, while forcible sodomy and forcible fondling are included in aggravated assault to comply with Federal UCR reporting guidelines.