UCR Definition

The Florida Uniform Crime Reports program defines larceny as the unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property from the possession, or constructive possession, of another person.  All larcenies and thefts (committed and attempted) resulting from the following are counted here:

  • Pocket-Picking
  • Purse-Snatching
  • Shoplifting
  • Larceny from Motor Vehicles
  • Larceny of Motor Vehicle Parts
  • Larceny of Bicycles
  • Larceny from Buildings
  • Larceny from any Coin-Operated Machines
  • "All Other" type larcenies

The following offenses are considered Fraud or Embezzlement and are not reported as UCR larceny offenses:

  • Embezzlement
  • Fraudulent conversion of entrusted property
  • Conversion of goods lawfully possessed by bailees, lodgers or finders of lost property
  • Obtaining money or property by false pretenses
  • Larceny by check
  • “Larceny after trust”
  • Theft of rental property
  • Larceny by bailee

The UCR Manual contains more information about these definitions.  Burglaries from a conveyance or within the curtilage are counted as Larceny by UCR definition.

Florida Statutes 

812.014 Theft

812.0145 Theft from persons 65 years of age or older

812.0147  Unlawful possession or use of a fifth wheel

812.015 Retail and farm theft; transit fare evasion; mandatory fine; alternative punishment; detention and arrest; exemption from liability for false arrest; resisting arrest; penalties.



Florida had 359,149 UCR larceny offenses reported in 2017.  

There were a total of 65,926 arrests for larceny reported to the Florida UCR program. Of these arrests, 9,080 were juveniles and 56,846 were adults.

UCR Offense Data  Officer with offense report

395,149 larcenies in 2017
Source: 2017 Crime in Florida Report Abstract (PDF)

2017 larcenies by type. 2,346 Pocket Pickings. 1,360 Purse Snatchings. 73,280 Shopliftings. 122,876 thefts from a motor vehicle. 33,297 Motor Vehicle Parts. 14,967 Bicycles. 34,336 thefts from buildings. 563 coin operated devices. 112,124 other thefts.
Source: Larceny by Type, 1971-2017 (Excel File)

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

UCR Arrest Data  Handcuffs

65,926 larceny arrests in 2017
Source: County and Municipal Arrest Data, 2017 (PDF | Excel File)

2017 larceny by age and sex.  6,803 male juveniles. 2,277 female juveniles. 35,725 male adults. 21,121 female adults.

Source: Arrests by Age, Sex and Offense for Florida, 2017 (PDF)

Larceny Arrests by Type, 1998-2017 (Excel)

2017 larceny arrests by judicial county

Source: 2017 Judicial Circuit Arrest Report (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.
Larceny trend graph

Source: Total Index Crime by County, 1989-2017 (Excel File)
Total Arrests by County, 1989-2017
Computerized Criminal History Arrest by Crime Type, 2000-2017 (Excel File)

UCR books

 Crime in Florida: Larceny Section
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