Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Offenses in Florida, 1998 - 2018

Domestic Violence in Florida is tracked specifically for the following offenses: Murder, Manslaughter, Rape (includes attempted rape), Forcible Sodomy*, Forcible Fondling, Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Stalking, Simple Assault, Threat/Intimidation, and Simple Stalking. Having been on a steady decline since 1998, the number of reported Domestic Violence offenses are fewer in 2018 (-21.3%) than the 133,345 reported in 1998.  The rate of domestic violence offenses has decreased by 43.4 percent from 888.9 per 100,000 population in 1998 to 503.4 in 2018. Florida's population increased by 38.9 percent from 1998 to 2018.

 
Domestic Violence Offenses reported in Florida, 1998 - 2018
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Year Population Total
Domestic
Violence
Offenses
% Change
in Number
Domestic
Violence
Crime Rate
per 100,000
Rate
Change
1998 15,000,475 133,345 -2.2  888.9  -4.1
1999 15,322,040 126,044 -5.5  822.6  -7.5
2000 15,982,378 124,629 -1.1  779.8  -5.2
2001 16,331,739 124,016 -0.5  759.4  -2.6
2002 16,674,608 121,834 -1.8  730.7  -3.8
2003 17,071,508 120,697 -0.9  707.0  -3.2
2004 17,516,732 119,772 -0.8  683.8  -3.3
2005 17,918,227 120,386   0.5  671.9  -1.7
2006 18,349,132  115,170 -4.3  627.7  -6.6
2007 18,680,367  115,150   0.0  616.5  -1.8
2008 18,807,219  113,123   0.0  601.5  -2.4
2009 18,750,483  116,547   3.0  621.6   3.3
2010 18,771,768 113,378 -2.7  604.0  -2.8
2011 18,905,048 111,681 -1.5 590.7  -2.2
2012 19,074,434 108,033 -3.3 566.4 -4.1
2013 19,259,543 108,030 0.0 560.9 -1.0
2014 19,507,369 107,096 -0.9 549.0 -21
2015 19,815,183 107,666 0.5 543.4 -1.0
2016 20,148,654 105,640 -1.9 524.3 -3.5
2017 20,484,142 106,979 1.3 522.3 -0.4
2018 20,840,986 104,914 -1.9 503.4 -3.6
SOURCE: Florida Statistical Analysis Center:  FDLE (1998-2018). Crime in Florida, Florida uniform crime report [Computer program]. Tallahassee, FL.

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Total Reported Domestic Violence Offenses by County, 1992 - 2018 (Excel)
Reported Domestic Violence Offenses by Type of Offense, 1992 - 2018 (PDF | Excel)
Statewide Domestic Violence Victim Totals by Relationship, 1992 - 2018 (PDF | Excel)
Statewide Domestic Violence Victim Totals by Offense, 1992 - 2018 (PDF | Excel)
Domestic Violence by Offense, County and Victim Relationship, 2013 - 2018 (Excel)
 

Historical Data - Trends

  Information about the different data sources found on our site.
Domestic Violence trend graph.
Sources: Reported Domestic Violence Offenses in Florida (UCR Excel File)
Reported Domestic Violence Arrests in Florida (UCR)
Computerized Criminal History Arrest by Crime Type, 2000-2018 (Excel File)
 

*Note: On January 1, 2013, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) UCR Program implemented a new definition of Rape that includes incidents previously reported as Forcible Sodomy. Therefore, beginning with the 2013 data, FDLE’s UCR modified the collection of Forcible Rape data to include forcible rape, attempted rape, and forcible sodomy. Florida has adopted a "Forcible Sex Offense" category that is not used at the Federal level. Florida’s Forcible Sex Offenses (FSO) include forcible rape, attempted rape, forcible sodomy, and forcible fondling. Users of this site will note that various reports will use either a Forcible Rape or a FSO category in Index Offenses. Through the 2012 data, when Forcible Rape is presented, it includes rape and attempted rape only, while forcible sodomy and forcible fondling are included in aggravated assault to comply with Federal UCR reporting guidelines.