Homicide

UCR Definition 

The Florida Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) program defines murder and nonnegligent manslaughter as the willful (nonnegligent) killing of one human being by another.  Any death due to a fight, argument, quarrel, assault, or which occurs during the commission of a crime or by premeditated design is included in this category.  Attempted murders are classified as aggravated assaults.
 
The Florida UCR program also collects data on manslaughter by negligence: the killing of another person through gross negligence.  Any death of an individual resulting from the negligent act of another individual is included in this category. Negligent acts resulting in the death of the individual committing those acts, and resulting in no other deaths, are not reportable to the UCR Program. They are considered accidental deaths.  

The UCR Manual contains more information about these definitions.

Florida Statutes 

782.04  Murder

782.051  Attempted felony murder

782.065  Murder; law enforcement officer, correctional officer, correctional probation officer

782.07  Manslaughter; aggravated manslaughter of an elderly person or disabled adult; aggravated manslaughter of a child; aggravated manslaughter of an officer, a firefighter, an emergency medical technician, or a paramedic.

782.071  Vehicular homicide

782.072  Vessel homicide

Summary

Florida had 1,107* murder offenses reported in 2018. Firearms were used in 836 of the reported murders.

There were a total of 712 arrests for murder in 2018. Of these arrests, 46 were Juveniles and 666 were adults.


UCR Offense Data  Officer with offense report

 
1,057 Murders in 2017

*Figures include the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on February 14, 2018
in which 17 persons were killed.


Source: 2018 Crime in Florida Report Abstract (PDF)


2017 Firearm Use in Murder
 
 
Source: Murder: Firearm Type and Rate for Florida, 1971 - 2018 (PDF | Excel)
Murder by Weapon Type, 1995 - 2018 (PDF | Excel)

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

UCR Arrest Data  Handcuffs

 
712 Murder Arrests in 2018

Source: County and Municipal Arrest Data, 2018 (PDF | Excel)


Murder Arrests by Age and Sex 2018  Juvenile Male 37 Juvenile Female 9 Adult Male 596 Adult Female 70
 
Source: Arrests by Age, Sex and Offense for Florida, 2018 (PDF)

 
2018 Murder Arrests by Judicial Circuit
 
Source: 2018 Judicial Circuit Disaggregated 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.
 
Homicide trend graph

Source: Total Index Crime by County, 1989-2018 (Excel)
               Total Arrests by County, 1989-2018

UCR Books
 
 Crime in Florida: Murder Section
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