Florida crime rate drops for record 50th straight year

Crime is down across Florida for the 50th straight year, according to the 2020 Annual Uniform Crime Report released today. The report shows Florida’s total crime volume dropped 14.1 percent, or 76,523 fewer reported index crimes, compared to 2019. 
Overall, property crimes dropped by 17 percent in this report, or 78,373 crimes. Meanwhile, violent crime edged up by 2.3 percent, or 1,850 crimes. The index crimes of rape, robbery, burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft crimes were down, while murder and aggravated assault increased. Domestic violence murder was down in 2020, while stalking increased.
The 2020 Annual Uniform Crime Report, including county-by-county breakdowns, can be found on FDLE’s website at
FDLE began tracking crime statistics in 1971.