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Title: FLORIDA - UNIFORM CRIME REPORTS - ANNUAL REPORT, 1979
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Florida Department of Law Enforcement
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 287
Sponsoring Agency: Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Tallahassee, FL 32302
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT PRESENTS THE ANNUAL FLORIDA UNIFORM CRIME REPORT WITH A GENERAL OVERVIEW OF REPORTED CRIME AND RELATED DATA DURING 1979.
Abstract: THE VOLUME OF REPORTED INDEX CRIMES INCREASED 12.1 PERCENT FROM 1978. THESE CRIMES INCLUDED THE VIOLENT OFFENSES OF MURDER, RAPE, ROBBERY, AND AGGRAVATED ASSAULT; AND THE NONVIOLENT OFFENSES OF BREAKING AND ENTERING, BURGLARY, LARCENY, AND MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT. A TOTAL OF 608,896 INDEX CRIMES OCCURRED, OR 1 EVERY 52 SECONDS. THE 1979 CRIME RATE INCREASED TO 73.6 INDEX CRIMES FOR EVERY 1,000 RESIDENTS. FOR ARSON, A TOTAL OF 2,644 OFFENSES WERE REPORTED AND $11,070,324 WORTH OF PROPERTY WAS DESTROYED. DURING THIS SAME PERIOD, FLORIDA'S POPULATION INCREASED 3.1 PERCENT, REFLECTING A POPULATION DENSITY OF NEARLY 171 PEOPLE PER SQUARE MILE. THE DOLLAR LOSS OF REPORTED PROPERTY STOLEN REVEALED A 36.2 PERCENT INCREASE TO A TOTAL OF $340,819,738. LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES RECOVERED 25.1 PERCENT OF THE LOSS, OR $85,580,162. ALSO IN 1979, CRIMINAL ARRESTS IN FLORIDA INCREASED 5.3 PERCENT. A TOTAL OF FOUR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS WERE KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY IN 1979. MAPS, CHARTS, AND DIAGRAMS ARE PROVIDED, AND THE NUMEROUS STATISTICAL TABLES, BREAK DOWN THE DATA ACCORDING TO SUCH CATEGORIES AS COUNTRIES; OFFENSES; AGE, SEX, AND RACE OF THE OFFENDER; ASSAULTS ON LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS; AND PERCENTAGES OF OFFENSES CLEARED. (PRG)
Index Term(s): Crime Statistics; Florida; Index crimes; State Uniform Crime Reports
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