Violent Crime

Violent Crime for Florida, 1998 - 2018


Violent crime includes Murder, Rape^, Robbery, and Aggravated Assault. From 1998 to 2018, Florida experienced a decrease in the number of reported Violent offenses, down 39.7 percent from 135,925 reported offenses in 1998 to 81,896 in 2018. The overall Violent crime rate has had a significant decrease of 56.6 percent from 906.1 offenses per 100,000 population in 1998 to 393.0 in 2018. Florida's population increased 38.9 percent during the period. 
 

Violent Crime in Florida, 1998 - 2018
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Year Population Murder Rape^ Robbery Aggravated
Assault^^
Total
Violent
Crime
% Change
in Number
Violent
Crime Rate
per 100,000
Rate
Change
1998 15,000,475 966 8,954  36,130  89,875 135,925 -7.5 906.1 -9.3
1999 15,322,040 856 8,547  31,996  83,424 124,823 -8.2 614.7 -10.1
2000 15,982,378 890 8,437  31,392  83,371 124,090 -0.6 776.4  -4.7
2001 16,331,739 867 8,217  32,808  83,891 125,783 1.4 770.2 -0.8
2002 16,674,608 906 8,263  32,413  81,776 123,358  -1.9 739.8  -3.9
2003 17,071,508 924 8,320  31,512  79,044 119,800  -2.9 701.8  -5.1
2004 17,516,732 946 8,099  29,984  80,340 119,369  -0.4 681.5 -2.9
2005 17,918,227 881 8,083  30,092  82,622 121,678 1.9 679.1 -0.3
2006 18,349,132  1,129 7,831  34,123  82,682 125,765 3.4 685.4 0.9
2007 18,680,367  1,202 7,547  38,112  81,253 128,114 1.9 685.8 0.1
2008 18,807,219  1,168 7,263  36,232 77,214 121,877 -4.9 648.0 -5.5
2009 18,750,483  1,017 6,800  30,881  71,290 109,988 -9.8 586.6 -9.5
2010 18,771,768 987 6,543 26,074 64,960 98,564 -10.4 525.1 -10.5
2011 18,905,048 985 6,538 25,617 61,701 94,841 -3.8 501.7 -4.5
2012 19,074,434 1,012 6,570 23,847 58,986 90,415 -4.6 474.2 -5.5
2013 19,259,543 969 6,730 23,176 57,698 88,564 -2.1 460.0 -3.0
2014 19,507,369 983 7,098 21,576 58,301 87,958 -0.7 450.8 -2.0
2015 19,815,183 1,040 7,529 21,097 60,538 90,204 2.6 455.3 1.0
2016 20,148,654 1,108* 7,584 20,132 59,645 88,469* -1.9 439.2* -3.5
2017 20,484,142 1,057 7,934 18,583 57,929 85,503 -3.3 417.7 -4.9
2018 20,840,986 1,107** 8,436 16,862 55,491 81,896** -7.5 393.0** -5.9
SOURCE: Florida Statistical Analysis Center:  FDLE (1998-2018). Crime in Florida, Florida uniform crime report [Computer program]. Tallahassee, FL.
^ Beginning in 2013, the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) UCR Program implemented a new definition of Rape that includes incidents previously reported as Forcible Sodomy.  The Rape data for years prior to 2013 have been adjusted to allow for comparison between years.
^^Aggravated Assault includes Aggravated Assault and Aggravated Stalking.
*Figures include the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting incident on June 12, 2016, where 49 persons were killed.
**Figures include the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting incident on February 14, 2018, where 17 persons were killed.

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