Simple Assault

UCR Definition 

The Florida Uniform Crime Reports program defines simple assault as the unlawful physical attack by one person upon another where neither the offender displays a weapon nor the victim suffers obvious severe or aggravated bodily injury involving apparent broken bones, loss of teeth, possible internal injuries, severe laceration, or loss of consciousness.

Also includes Simple Stalking - An unlawful physical attack by one person upon another after willfully, maliciously, or repeatedly stalking the person; an assault where neither the offender displays a weapon nor the victim suffers obvious severe or aggravated bodily injury involving apparent broken bones, loss of teeth, possible internal injuries, severe laceration, or loss of consciousness. This offense is a simple assault with the added element of stalking and is only reportable when there is a domestic relationship between the victim and the offender.

The UCR Manual contains more information about these definitions. 

Florida Statutes

394.9223(4)(a) – Psychological facility staff assaulting inmate or resident

784.011 - Assault

784.03 - Battery

784.07 - Assault or battery of law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical care providers, public transit employees or agents, or other specified officers

784.08 - Assault or battery on persons 65 years of age or older

944.35(3)(a)1 – Corrections officer battery on inmate or offender
 

Summary

There were a total of 78,200 arrests for Simple Assault reported in 2018. Of these arrests, 7,863 were juveniles and 70,377 were adults.

UCR Arrest Data Handcuffs

78,200 Arrests for Simple Assault in 2018

Source: Total Arrests by County, 2018 (PDF | Excel)
 
4,756 juvenile males, 3,107 juvenile females, 48,650 adult males, and 21,687 adult females were arrested for Simple Assault in 2018

Source: Arrests by Age, Sex and Offense for Florida, 2018 (PDF)

Simple Assault Judicial 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. 

Simple Assault Trend Graph

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

 


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