Rape

UCR Definition

Rape is defined as the penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person or object, without the consent of the victim. This definition includes either gender of victim or offender, and instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity (including due to the influence of drugs or alcohol) or because of age. Physical resistance is not required on the part of the victim to demonstrate lack of consent. Attempts to commit rape are also included.

UCR definitions over time (PDF)

The UCR Manual contains more information about these definitions. 

Florida Statutes


794 Sexual Battery 

Summary


Florida had 7,660 Rape and 274 Attempted Rape offenses in 2017.

There were 1,872 arrests for rape in 2017.  Of these arrests, 263 were juveniles and 1,609 were adults. 

UCR Offense DataOfficer with offense report

 
 7,924 Rape offenses in 2017
Source: Total Forcible Sex Offenses by Type and Rate for Florida, 1971 - 2017
(PDF | ‚ÄčExcel File)
 
   6,452 Rape by force and 288 Attempted rape in 2013, 6,781 Rape by force and 323 Attempted Rape in 2014, 7,201 Rape by force and 336 Attempted Rape in 2015, 7,275 Rape by force and 308 Attempted Rape in 2016, 7,660 Rape by force and 274 Attempted Rape in 2017
               
Source: Sex Offenses by County and Type of Offense (Excel Files)
                           20172016 | 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


 1,872 Rape Arrests in 2017
               
Source: Arrests by Jurisdiction, Offense Type, and Race, 2017 (Excel File)
 
       
 Rape Arrests by Age and Sex, 258 juvenile male, 5 juvenile female, 1565 adult male, 44 adult female
 
Source: 2017 Annual Uniform Crime Reports Arrest Totals by Age and Sex Report (PDF)

 
2017 Rape Arrests by Judicial CircuitSource: Statewide Judicial Circuit Arrest Report for Forcible Sex Offenses 2016 - 2017
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.
     
    Rape Trend Graph
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)

                             
* In 2013 the FBI's UCR program implemented a new definition of Rape that includes incidents previously reported as Sodomy. Beginning with 2013 data, Florida, in compliance with that definition, modified the collection of Rape data to include rape, attempted rape, and sodomy.  The 2000-2012 UCR Offense numbers include sodomy to better reflect the new rape definition. 
 
 
 

UCR Books
 
       
Crime in Florida: Forcible Sex Offenses / Rape Section
    1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976
    1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982
     1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 
1989
 

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