UCR Definition

The Florida Uniform Crime Reports program defines Counterfeit/Forgery as the altering, copying, or imitation of something without authority or right, with the intent to deceive or defraud by passing the copy or thing altered or imitated as that which is original or genuine; or the selling, buying, or possession of an altered, copied, or imitated thing with the intent to deceive or defraud.

The UCR Manual contains more information about these definitions.

Florida Statutes

675.109 Fraud and forgery.

765.1115 Falsification, forgery, or willful concealment, cancellation, or destruction of directive or revocation or amendment.

831.01 Forgery.

831.19 Making or having instruments for counterfeiting coin.


There were a total of 1,999 arrests for Counterfeit/Forgery reported in 2018. Of these arrests, 48 were juveniles and 1,951 were adults.

UCR Arrest Data  Handcuffs


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

Counterfeit/Forgery arrests by age and sex 2018.  There were 39 juvenile males, 9 juvenile females, 1,363 adult males, and 588 adult females arrested.

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

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 the different data sources on our site.
Source: Total Arrests by County, 1989-2018
Computerized Criminal History Arrest by Crime Type, 2000-2018 (Excel)

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