Violent Crime

Violent Crime for Florida, 1997 - 2017


Violent crime includes Murder, Rape^, Robbery, and Aggravated Assault. From 1997 to 2017, Florida experienced a decrease in the number of reported Violent offenses, down 41.8 percent from 146,929 reported offenses in 1997 to 85,558 in 2017. The overall Violent crime rate has had a significant decrease of 58.2 percent from 998.6 offenses per 100,000 population in 1997 to 417.7 in 2017. Florida's population increased 39.2 percent during the period. 
 

Violent Crime in Florida, 1997 - 2017
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Year Population Murder Rape^ Robbery Aggravated
Assault^^
Total
Violent
Crime
% Change
in Number
Violent
Crime Rate
per 100,000
Rate
Change
1997 14,712,922 1,014 9,352  40,703  95,860 146,929 -0.3 998.8  -2.4
1998 15,000,475 966 8,954  36,130  89,875 135,925 -7.5 906.1 -9.3
1999 15,322,040 856 8,547  31,996  83,424 124,823 -8.2 614.7 -10.1
2000 15,982,378 890 8,437  31,392  83,371 124,090 -0.6 776.4  -4.7
2001 16,331,739 867 8,217  32,808  83,891 125,783 1.4 770.2 -0.8
2002 16,674,608 906 8,263  32,413  81,776 123,358  -1.9 739.8  -3.9
2003 17,071,508 924 8,320  31,512  79,044 119,800  -2.9 701.8  -5.1
2004 17,516,732 946 8,099  29,984  80,340 119,369  -0.4 681.5 -2.9
2005 17,918,227 881 8,083  30,092  82,622 121,678 1.9 679.1 -0.3
2006 18,349,132  1,129 7,831  34,123  82,682 125,765 3.4 685.4 0.9
2007 18,680,367  1,202 7,547  38,112  81,253 128,114 1.9 685.8 0.1
2008 18,807,219  1,168 7,263  36,232 77,214 121,877 -4.9 648.0 -5.5
2009 18,750,483  1,017 6,800  30,881  71,290 109,988 -9.8 586.6 -9.5
2010 18,771,768 987 6,543 26,074 64,960 98,564 -10.4 525.1 -10.5
2011 18,905,048 985 6,538 25,617 61,701 64,841 -3.8 501.7 -4.5
2012 19,074,434 1,009 6,629 23,856 58,958 90,449 -4.6 474.2 -5.5
2013 19,259,543 971 6,739 23,176 57,704 88,590 -2.1 460.0 -3.0
2014 19,507,369 984 7,102 21,576 58,271 87,933 -0.7 450.8 -2.0
2015 19,815,183 1,040 7,534 21,097 60,539 90,210 2.6 455.3 1.0
2016 20,148,654 1,108* 7,583 20,132 59,678 88,501* -1.9 439.2* -3.5
2017 20,484,142 1,057 7,934 18,583 57,984 85,558 -3.3 417.7 -4.9
SOURCE: Florida Statistical Analysis Center:  FDLE (1997-2017). Crime in Florida, Florida uniform crime report [Computer program]. Tallahassee, FL.
^ Beginning in 2013, the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) UCR Program implemented a new definition of Rape that includes incidents previously reported as Forcible Sodomy.  The Rape data for years prior to 2013 have been adjusted to allow for comparison between years.
^^Aggravated Assault includes Aggravated Assault and Aggravated Stalking.
*Figures include the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting incident on June 12, 2016 where 49 persons were killed.

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