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 71,801 UCR burglary offenses reported in 2018.  

There were a total of 14,760 arrests for burglary reported to the Florida UCR program. Of these arrests 3,040 were juveniles and 11,720 were adults.

UCR Offense Data  Officer with offense report

71,801 burglaries in 2018

Source: 2018 Crime in Florida Report Abstract (PDF)

2018 burglary offenses residence v. non-residence and time of day.  24,616 residential burglaries during the day.  12,326 residential burglaries at night.  13,586 residential burglaries at unknown time. 5,913 non-residential burglaries during the day.  9,254 non-residential burglaries at night.  6,106 non-residential burglaries at unknown time.

Source: Burglary by Location and Time of Day, 1996-2018 (Excel)

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UCR Arrest Data  Handcuffs

14,760 burglary arrests in 2018

Source: 2018 Arrest Totals and Index Arrests by County (PDF | Excel)

2018 burglary arrests by age and sex. 2,768 juvenile males. 272 juvenile females.  9,914 adult males.  1,806 adult females.

Source: Arrests by Age, Sex and Offense for Florida, 2018 (PDF)


2018 burglary 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

Information about the different data sources found on our site.

Burglary trend graph

Source: Total Index Crime by County, 1989-2018 (Excel)
Total Arrests by County, 1989-2018
 Computerized Criminal History Arrest by Crime Type, 2000-2018 (Excel)

UCR books
 Crime in Florida: Burglary Section
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