UCR Definition

The Florida Uniform Crime Reports program defines robbery as the unlawful taking or attempting to take anything of value under confrontational circumstances from the control, custody, or care of another person by force, threat of force, violence, and/or by putting the property custodian in fear.
The UCR Manual contains more information about these definitions.

Florida Statutes

812.13  Robbery

812.131  Robbery by sudden snatching

812.133  Carjacking

812.135  Home-invasion robbery 


There were 16,862 robbery offenses reported in 2018.  Firearms were used in 6,683 of the  robberies reported.

There were a total of 5,773 arrests for robbery in 2018.  Of these arrests, 1,090 were juveniles and 4,683 were adults. 

UCR Offense Data  Officer with offense report

16,862 robberies in 2018.
Source: 2018 Crime in Florida Report Abstract (PDF)

2018 firearm use in robbery.  10,179 used no firearms.  6,683 used firearms.

Source: Firearm Use in Violent Crimes and Manslaughter by County,
1996-2018 (Excel)
Robbery by Weapon Type, 1995 - 2018 (PDF | Excel)
Robbery: Firearm Type and Rate for Florida, 1971 - 2018 (PDF | Excel)

2018 Robbery by Location.  2,922 residences. 247 banks. 772 convenience stores. 517 gas stations. 1,950 other commercial. 8,566 highway. 1,887 miscellaneous.
 Robbery by Location, 1996-2018 (Excel
Robbery by Location and Weapon Type, 1995 - 2018 (Excel)

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

UCR Arrest Data  Handcuffs

5,773 robbery arrests in 2018.

Source: County and Municipal Arrest Data, 2018 (PDF | Excel)
2018 robbery arrests by age and sex. 997 juvenile males.  93 juvenile females.  4,059 adult males. 624 adult females.

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

2018 robbery arrests by judicial circuit.
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.
Robbery trend graph.
Sources: 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: Robbery Section
1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976
1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982
1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988

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