Fondling

UCR Definition

Fondling (Florida Specific) - The touching of the private body parts of another person, using either an object or human contact to commit the act, for the purpose of sexual gratification, forcibly and/or against that person's will or, not forcibly or against the person's will, where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental incapacity.

The UCR Manual contains more information about these definitions.

Florida Statutes

800.04(5) Lewd or Lascivious Molestation
800.04(6) Lewd or Lascivious Conduct

Summary

There were 3,240 Fondling offenses reported in 2017.

There were 585 arrests for fondling in 2017. Of these, 107 were juveniles and 478 were adults.

UCR Offense Data Officer with offense report


3,240 Fondling Offenses in 2017
 
Source: Total Forcible Sex Offenses by Type and Rate for Florida, 1971 - 2017
(PDF | Excel File

 
           Total Number of Fondling by Year. 3,123 in 2013, 3,132 in 2014, 3,195 in 2015, 2,897 in 2016, 3,240 in 2017
               
Source: Sex Offenses by County and Type of Offense (Excel Files)
                             2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 
                             2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002
                             2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996 | 1995
 

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

UCR Arrest Data  Handcuffs

585 Fondling Arrests in 2017

 Source: Arrests by Jurisdiction, Offense Type, and Race, 2017 (Excel File)
              
 
Fondling Arrests by Age and Sex in 2017. 98 juvenile male, 9 juvenile female, 461 adult male, 17 adult female
     

Source: 2017 Annual Uniform Crime Reports Arrest Total by Age and Sex Report (PDF)
  2017 Fondling Arrests by Judicial Circuit
Source: Statewide Judicial Circuit Arrest Report for Forcible Sex Offenses 2016 - 2017
(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.

Fondling trend ghraph
         
Source: Total Forcible Sex Offenses by Type and Rate for Florida, 1971 - 2017
(PDFExcel File)
Arrests by Jurisdiction, Offense Type, and Race, 1998 - 2017
Computerized Criminal History Arrest by Crime Type, 2000 - 2017 (Excel File)
        
 

UCR Books
 

Crime in Florida: Forcible Sex Offense / Fondling Section  
1988 1989
 

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