Crime in Florida - Broward County

Summary of UCR Data
County 2016 2017 % Change
Population 1,854,513 1,873,970 1.0
Total Arrests 55,040 53,735 -2.4
Total Index Offenses 66,421 64,934 -2.2
Violent Rate 407.1 402.5 -1.1
Property Rate 3,174.5 3,062.5 -3.5
Index Rate 3,581.6 3,465.1 -3.3

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Crime Reports for Broward County

Annual Crime Report Abstracts:
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2010  2009  2008  2007  2006  2005

1995 - 2017 Crime Reports available as Excel Files:
Statewide Annual Crime in Florida Report Abstracts:
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2010  2009  2008  2007  2006  2005

Visit our Data and Statistics area for more crime data including:
  • Offenses by County
  • Offenses by Jurisdiction
  • Arrests by County
  • Arrests by Jurisdiction
  • Domestic Violence Offenses by County
  • Domestic Violence Arrests by County

Offenses: The 7 index crimes of Murder, Sexual Offenses, Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Burglary, Larceny, and Motor Vehicle Theft as reported to law enforcement (not arrest).
Violent Crime: Murder, Sexual Offenses, Robbery, and Aggravated Assault Offenses.
Non-Violent/Property Crime: Burglary, Larceny, and Motor Vehicle Theft Offenses.
Arrests: Part I and Part II Crimes.
Index Rate: Rate Per 100,000 Population.

*UCR data includes notice to appear.

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.