UCR Definition

The Florida Uniform Crime Reports program defines Destruct/Damage as the willful and/or malicious destruction, damage, or defacement of public or private property, real or personal, without the consent of the owner or the person having custody or control of it.

Florida Statutes

373.614 Unlawful damage to district property or works.

375.314 Damage to public lands.

487.159 Damage or injury to property, animal, or person.

The UCR Manual contains more information about these definitions.


There were a total of 6,149 arrests for Destruction/Damage reported in 2018. Of these arrests, 892 were juveniles and 5,257 were adults.

UCR Arrest Data  Handcuffs

6,149 arrests for Destruction/Damage in 2018

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

Destruction/Damage arrests by age and sex 2018.  There were 744 juvenile males, 148 juvenile females, 3,982 adult males, and 1,275 adult females arrested.

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

2018 Destruction/Damage 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 the different data sources on our site.

Source: Total Arrests by Count, 1989-2018
Computerized Criminal History Arrests by Crime Type, 2000-2018 (Excel)


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