UCR Definition

The Florida Uniform Crime Reports program defines kidnapping/abduction as the unlawful seizure, transportation, and/or detention of a person against his/her will, or of a minor without the consent of his/her custodial parent(s) or legal guardian.
The UCR Manual contains more information about these defintions.

Florida Statutes

787.01  Kidnapping; kidnapping of child under age 13, aggravating circumstances.

787.02  False imprisonment; false imprisonment of child under age 13, aggravating circumstances.

860.16 Aircraft piracy.

787.03 Interference with custody.

787.04 Removing minors from state or concealing minors contrary to state agency order or court order.

944.44 Holding persons as hostage.


There were a total of 776 arrests for Kidnapping/Abduction reported in 2018. Of these arrests, 46 were juveniles and 666 were adults.

UCR Arrest Data  Handcuffs

776 Arrests for Kidnapping Abduction in 2018

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

In 2018, 37 Male Juveniles, 9 female juveniles, 596 male adults, and 70 female adults were arrested for kidnapping abduction.

Source: Arrest Totals by Age and Sex, 2018 (PDF)

Kidnapping Abduction Judicial Circuit Map

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.

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

UCR books on a shelf

Crime In Florida: Kidnapping/Abduction Section
1988  1989

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