Fondling

UCR Definition

The Florida Uniform Crime Reports program defines Fondling as 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.  Fondling is a Florida-specific offense category.

Florida Statutes

800.04(5) Lewd or Lascivious Molestation

800.04(6) Lewd or Lascivious Conduct

Summary

There were 3,471 Fondling offenses reported in 2018.

There were a total of 625 arrests for fondling in 2018. Of these, 106 were juveniles and 519 were adults.


UCR Offense Data  Officer with offense report


3,471 Fondling Offenses in 2018
 
Source: Total Forcible Sex Offenses by Type and Rate for Florida, 1971 - 2018
(PDF | Excel
 
           Total Number of Fondling by Year. 3,132 in 2014, 3,195 in 2015, 2,897 in 2016, 3,240 in 2017, 3,471 in 2018
               
Source: Sex Offenses by County and Type of Offense (Excel Files)
2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011
2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003
2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996 | 1995
 

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

UCR Arrest Data  Handcuffs

625 Fondling Arrests in 2018

 Source: Arrests by Jurisdiction, Offense Type, and Race, 2018 (Excel)
              
 
Fondling Arrests by Age and Sex in 2018. 98 juvenile male, 8 juvenile female, 505 adult male, 14 adult female
     

Source: 2018 Annual Uniform Crime Reports Arrest Total by Age and Sex Report (PDF)
 
2018 Fondling 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.

Fondling trend ghraph
         
Source: Total Forcible Sex Offenses by Type and Rate for Florida, 1971 - 2018
(PDFExcel)
Arrests by Jurisdiction, Offense Type, and Race, 1998 - 2018
Computerized Criminal History Arrest by Crime Type, 2000 - 2018 (Excel)
        
 

UCR Books
 

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

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