UCR Definition

The Florida Uniform Crime Reports program defines burglary as the unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft.  Attempted forcible entry is included.

The UCR Manual contains more information about these definitions.  Burglary from a conveyance or within the curtilage is counted as Larceny by UCR definition. 

Florida Statutes


810.02  Burglary   

810.061  Impairing or impeding telephone or power to a dwelling; facilitating or furthering a burglary


Florida had 88,778 UCR burglary offenses reported in 2017.  

There were a total of 16,463 arrests for burglary reported to the Florida UCR program. Of these arrests 4,059 were juveniles and 12,404 were adults.

UCR Offense Data  Officer with offense report

88,778 burglaries in 2017

Source: 2017 Crime in Florida Report Abstract (PDF)

2017 burglary offenses residence v. non-residence and time of day.  31,411 residential burglaries during the day.  14,804 residential burglaries at night.  16,837 residential burglaries at unknown time. 6,714 non-residential burglaries during the day.  11,735 non-residential burglaries at night.  7,277 non-residential burglaries at unknown time.

Source: Burglary by Location and Time of Day, 1996-2017 (Excel File)

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

UCR Arrest Data  Handcuffs

16,463 burglary arrests in 2017
Source: County and Municipal Arrest Data, 2017 (PDF | Excel File)

2017 burglary arrests by age and sex. 3,697 juvenile males. 362 juvenile females.  10,585 adult males.  1,819 adult females.
Source: Arrests by Age, Sex and Offense for Florida, 2017 (PDF)


2017 burglary arrests by judicial circuit.

Source: 2017 Judicial Circuit Arrest Report (PDF | Excel File)

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

Historical Data - Trends

Information about the different data sources found on our site.

Burglary trend graph

Source: Total Index Crime by County, 1989-2017 (Excel File)
Total Arrests by County, 1989-2017
 Computerized Criminal History Arrest by Crime Type, 2000-2017 (Excel File)

UCR books
 Crime in Florida: Burglary Section
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