Frightening Statistics About Crime in Florida
Florida is the third most populous state in America, following only California and Texas, with a population of about 20 million people. But if you live in Florida, you know the Sunshine State has a dark side. The F.B.I.’s Uniform Crime Report for 2014 (the most recent year information is available for) reveals that Florida has its fair share of crime. Unfortunately, we have the 8th largest crime rate in the nation. The following statistics are for 2014: •Violent crimes: 107,521 = 540.5 rate per 100,000 people •Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 1,149 = 5.8 rate per 100,000 people •Rape: 8,563 = 43.0 rate per 100,000 people •Robbery: 24,914 = 125.2 rate per 100,000 people •Aggravated assault: 72,895 = 336.4 rate per 100,000 people •Property crime: 679,446 = 3,415.5 rate per 100,000 people •Burglary: 143,220 = 719.9 rate per 100,000 people •Larceny theft: 493,647 = 2,481.5 rate per 100,000 people •Motor vehicle theft: 42,579 = 214.0 rate per 100,000 people
Those are certainly some sobering statistics for a state known for beaches and Walt Disney World. If you or a family member has been injured or suffered a loss due to a criminal act, you may be able to recover some or all of those losses through a civil lawsuit. To get a settlement worthy of your losses, you will need the guidance of an experienced Florida attorney.
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