Weapons Violations

UCR Definition

The Florida Uniform Crime Reports program defines Weapons Violations as violations of laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession, or use of firearms, cutting instruments, explosives, incendiary devices, or other deadly weapons.

Florida Statutes 

552  Manufacture, Distribution, and Use of Explosives.

590.29  Illegal possession of incendiary device.

775.0875  Unlawful taking, possession, or use of law enforcement officer’s firearm; crime reclassification; penalties.

790  Weapons and Firearms.


There were a total of 6,624 arrests for Weapons Violations reported to the Florida UCR program. Of these arrests, 800 were juveniles and 5,824 were adults.

UCR Arrest Data  Handcuffs

6,624 arrests for Weapons Violations in 2018

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

6,624 Weapons Violation arrests by age and sex 2018. There were 711 juvenile males, 89 juvenile females, 5,387 adult males, and 437 adult females arrested.

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

2018 Weapons 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.
15 year Weapons Violations trend graph
Source: Total Arrests by County, 1989-2018
Computerized Criminal History Arrest by Crime Type, 2000-2018 (Excel)


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