UCR Definition

The Florida Uniform Crime Reports program defines Arson as unlawful and intentional damage, or attempt to damage, of any real or personal property by fire or incendiary device.

The UCR Manual contains more information about these definitions.

Florida Statutes 

806.01  Arson and Criminal Mischief

806.031  Arson resulting in injury to another; penalty

817.233  Burning to defraud the insurer


Florida had 1,212 UCR arson offenses reported in 2018. 841 arsons occurred in inhabited property.  285 arsons occurred in abandoned property.  86 arsons occurred in an attempted property.

There were a total of 247 arrests for arson reported to the Florida UCR program.  Of these arrests, 57 were juveniles and 190 were adults. 

UCR Offense Data Officer with police report

1,212 Arson Offenses in 2018

Source: 2018 Crime in Florida Abstract (PDF)

2018 Arson Offenses by Property Type
Source: Arson by Location, 1996-2018 (Excel)

  Information about calculating Percent Change, Crime Rates, and Clearance Rates

UCR Arrest Data  Handcuffs

247 Arrests for Arson in 2018

Source: County and Municipal Arrest Data, 2018 (PDF | Excel)

Arson Arrests by Age and Sex 2018.  190 adults and 57 juveniles committed arson.
Source: Arrests by Age and Sex, 2018 (PDF)
2018 Arson Arrests by Judicial Circuit
Source: 2018 Disaggregated Judicial Circuit Arrest Report (PDF Excel)

To learn more about which counties are in what circuit,
please see the Florida Courts website.  

Historical Data - Trends

Arson Trend Graph
Source: Arson by Location, 1996-2018 (Excel)
Total Arrests by County, 1989-2018
Computerized Criminal History Arrest by Crime Type, 2000-2018 (Excel)

UCR books
Crime in Florida: Arson Section 
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