UCR Definition

The Florida Uniform Crime Reports program defines larceny as the unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property from the possession, or constructive possession, of another person.  All larcenies and thefts (committed and attempted) resulting from the following are counted here:

  • Pocket-Picking
  • Purse-Snatching
  • Shoplifting
  • Larceny from Motor Vehicles
  • Larceny of Motor Vehicle Parts
  • Larceny of Bicycles
  • Larceny from Buildings
  • Larceny from any Coin-Operated Machines
  • "All Other" type larcenies

The following offenses are considered Fraud or Embezzlement and are not reported as UCR larceny offenses:

  • Embezzlement
  • Fraudulent conversion of entrusted property
  • Conversion of goods lawfully possessed by bailees, lodgers or finders of lost property
  • Obtaining money or property by false pretenses
  • Larceny by check
  • “Larceny after trust”
  • Theft of rental property
  • Larceny by bailee

The UCR Manual contains more information about these definitions.  Burglaries from a conveyance or within the curtilage are counted as Larceny by UCR definition.

Florida Statutes

812.014 Theft

812.0145 Theft from persons 65 years of age or older

812.0147  Unlawful possession or use of a fifth wheel

812.015 Retail and farm theft; transit fare evasion; mandatory fine; alternative punishment; detention and arrest; exemption from liability for false arrest; resisting arrest; penalties.



Florida had 372,350 UCR larceny offenses reported in 2018.  

There were a total of 66,272 arrests for larceny reported to the Florida UCR program. Of these arrests, 7,391 were juveniles and 58,881 were adults.

UCR Offense Data  Officer with offense report

372,350 larcenies in 2018
Source: 2018 Crime in Florida Report Abstract (PDF)

2018 larcenies by type. 2,431 Pocket Pickings. 1,265 Purse Snatchings. 77,455 Shopliftings. 107,496 thefts from a motor vehicle. 30,602 Motor Vehicle Parts. 13,979 Bicycles. 30,877 thefts from buildings. 642 coin operated devices. 107,603 other thefts.
Source: Larceny by Type, 1971-2018 (Excel)

Math Icon Information about calculating Percent Change, Crime Rates, and Clearance Rates

UCR Arrest Data  Handcuffs

66,272 larceny arrests in 2018
Source: County and Municipal Arrest Data, 2018 (PDF | Excel)

2018 larceny by age and sex.  5,421 male juveniles. 1,970 female juveniles. 36,394 male adults. 22,487 female adults.

Source: Arrests by Age, Sex and Offense for Florida, 2018 (PDF)

Larceny Arrests by Type, 1998-2018 (Excel)

2018 larceny arrests by judicial county

Source: 2018 Disaggregated 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 found on our site.

Larceny trend graph

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

UCR books

 Crime in Florida: Larceny Section
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