UCR Definition

The Florida Uniform Crime Reports program defines prostitution as unlawfully engaging in or promoting sexual activities for profit, either by females or males. This may include:

To unlawfully engage in promiscuous sexual relations for profit, either by males or females.

Operating a House of Prostitution
To own, manage, or operate a dwelling or other establishment for the purpose of providing a place where prostitution is performed.

Pandering/Pimping/Procuring/Transporting for Prostitution
To solicit, trade for, transport persons for, or otherwise promote prostitution.

The UCR Manual contains more information about these definitions.

Florida Statutes

796 Prostitution


There were a total of 1,928 arrests for Prostitution reported in 2018. Of these arrests, 0 were juveniles and 1,928 were adults.

UCR Arrest Data  Handcuffs

1,928 arrests for Prostitution in 2018

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

Prostitution arrests by age and sex 2018.  There were 0 juvenile males, 0 juvenile females, 736 adult males, and 1,192 adult females arrested.

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

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


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