Crime in Florida

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This article refers to crime in the U.S. state of Florida.

State statistics

In 2008 there were 885,199 crimes reported in Florida, including 1,168 murders, 758,934 property crimes, and 5,972 rapes.[1]

Policing

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

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

Capital punishment laws

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

References

  1. "Florida Crime Rates 1960 - 2008". Retrieved 2010-02-17.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 U.S. Department of Justice, Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, 2008, p.15
  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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "The 2010 Florida Statutes". State of Florida. 2010-10-16.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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