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Crime in Florida

Florida with a population of 20,612,439 in 2016 had 642,512 crimes reported including 1,111 murders, 88,700 violent, 553,812 property crimes, and 5,528 rapes.[1]

Policing [ edit ]

In 2008, Florida had 387 state and local law enforcement agencies.[2] Those agencies employed a total of 81,312 staff.[2] Of the total staff, 46,105 were sworn officers (defined as those with general arrest powers).[2]

Police ratio [ edit ]

In 2008, Florida had 250 police officers per 100,000 residents.[2]

Capital punishment laws [ edit ]

Capital punishment is applied in Florida.[3] In 1995, the legislature modified Chapter 921 to provide that felons should serve at least 85% of their sentence.[4][5]

See also [ edit ]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ "Florida Crime Rates 1960 - 2008". Retrieved 2010-02-17.
  2. ^ a b c d "U.S. Department of Justice, Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, 2008, p.15"(PDF). Archived from the original(PDF) on 2012-10-10. Retrieved 2012-11-25.
  3. ^ Facts about capital punishment - the death penalty
  4. ^ Knapp, Andrew (16 October 2010). "Crime rate decreases 5.5%". Melbourne, Florida: Florida Today. pp. 1B. Archived from the original on 12 July 2014.
  5. ^ "The 2010 Florida Statutes". State of Florida. 2010-10-16.

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