Crime in Florida 2009

This is an interesting issue because to get a good sense you have to graf it out and then look for US averages as a hole and go back maybe ten years to see what trends, themes and patterns are emerging out of the data. the link to the below data comes from:FBI Crime data for 2009

Various politicians have pointed out that the violent crime rate in Florida as been decreasing over the last decade and that is true. What they are not telling the public is that it has been above that of the US average consistently for over 60 years. That will cast a whole new light on the issue.

 

Crime in the United States
by State, 2009
State Area Population Violent
crime
Murder and
nonnegligent
manslaughter
Forcible
rape
Robbery Aggravated
assault
Property
crime
Burglary Larceny-
theft
Motor
vehicle
theft
FLORIDA Metropolitan Statistical Area 17,451,538
Area actually reporting 99.9% 107,889 967 5,139 30,193 71,590 681,390 171,407 461,293 48,690
Estimated total 100.0% 107,967 967 5,143 30,217 71,640 681,988 171,541 461,716 48,731
Cities outside metropolitan areas 184,846
Area actually reporting 99.1% 1,594 13 96 332 1,153 9,016 2,462 6,159 395
Estimated total 100.0% 1,608 13 97 335 1,163 9,098 2,484 6,215 399
Nonmetropolitan counties 901,585
Area actually reporting 99.1% 3,932 37 259 356 3,280 20,738 7,789 11,830 1,119
Estimated total 100.0% 3,966 37 261 359 3,309 20,924 7,859 11,936 1,129
State Total 18,537,969 113,541 1,017 5,501 30,911 76,112 712,010 181,884 479,867 50,259
Rate per 100,000 inhabitants 612.5 5.5 29.7 166.7 410.6 3,840.8 981.1 2,588.6 271.1

 

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