Liquor Law Violations

UCR Definition

The Florida Uniform Crime Reports program defines Liquor Law Violations as the violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession, or use of intoxicating alcoholic beverages.

Florida Statutes

562.451 Moonshine whiskey; ownership, possession, or control prohibited.

562.452 Curb service of intoxicating liquor prohibited.

562.453 Curb drinking of intoxicating liquor prohibited.

562.455 Adulterating liquor.

562.61 Sale, offer for sale, purchase, or use of alcohol vaporizing devices prohibited.


There were a total of 10,591 arrests for Liquor Law Violations reported to the Florida UCR program. Of these arrests, 405 were juveniles and 10,186 were adults. 

UCR Arrest Data  Handcuffs

10,591 arrests for liquor law violations in 2018

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

Liquor law violation arrests by age and sex 2018.  There were 239 juvenile males, 166 juvenile females, 7,916 adult males, and 2,270 adult females

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

2018 liquor law violation arrests by judicial circuit
Source: 2018 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 different data sources on our site. 

Total Arrests by County, 1989-2018
Computerized Criminal History Arrests by Crime Type, 2000-2018 (Excel

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