Deerfield Beach, FL Criminal and Public Records

Are you searching for criminal records or background information on someone in Deerfield Beach, FL? BeenVerified has access to public arrest records in Broward County that can help you identify criminal background history for individuals in and around the Deerfield Beach area. Deerfield Beach has a population of 79,768, which makes it the 27th largest city in Florida, and an average income of $40,626. We’ve compiled helpful crime statistics below, or you can look up a specific person’s criminal records.

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Crime in Deerfield Beach, FL

One of the first ways to gauge crime is to look at the reported crimes in that city over a year’s time. Keep in mind that you cannot compare one city’s reported crimes to another city’s reported crimes without also understanding any differences in population. In addition, the reported crime rate and the actual crime rate may be very different; crimes such as forcible rape are notoriously underreported, while crimes like motor vehicle theft have higher reporting rates.

In 2015, there were 335 reported violent crimes and 1911 reported property crimes in Deerfield Beach. This compares to 93,626 reported violent crimes and 570,270 reported property crimes statewide in Florida. This makes Deerfield Beach 118th in the state of Florida when it comes to violent crimes per 100k people.

The most common violent crime in Deerfield Beach was agg. assault, with 192 reported. The most common property crime was larceny, with 1,372 reported.

In addition to these major crimes, there were a number of other offenses committed, but most of those were charged as misdemeanors. Our charts below have much more information.


Deerfield Beach Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 27th
  • Violent Crimes: 40th (118th per 100k)
  • Murder: 18th (94th per 100k)
  • Rape: 22nd (66th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 43rd (131st per 100k)
  • Robbery: 34th (72nd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 48th (174th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 46th (172nd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 46th (176th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 27th (84th per 100k)
  • Arson: 24th (112th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 409th
  • Violent Crimes: 328th (1,573rd per 100k)
  • Murder: 77th (404th per 100k)
  • Rape: 151st (925th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 299th (1,864th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 240th (733rd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 489th (3,083rd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 398th (2,652nd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 492nd (3,233rd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 332nd (1,201st per 100k)
  • Arson: 117th (821st per 100k)

In Broward County (2015)

  • Population: 10th
  • Violent Crimes: 7th (11th per 100k)
  • Murder: 8th (17th per 100k)
  • Rape: 5th (6th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 7th (11th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 7th (10th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 11th (14th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 11th (14th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 11th (14th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 9th (13th per 100k)
  • Arson: 11th (22nd per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 79,768
  • Households: 31,915
  • Median Income: $40,626
  • Land Area: 15.091 miles2
  • Water Area: 1.157 miles2
  • Time Zone: EDT

Deerfield Beach, FL Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 1 1
Rape 32 40
Agg. Assault 232 192
Robbery 104 102
Burglary 502 350
Vehicle Thefts 142 189
Arson 3 1

Violent Crimes in Deerfield Beach, FL in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 1
Rape 40
Aggravated Assault 192
Robbery 102

Property Crimes in Deerfield Beach, FL in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 350
Larceny 1372
Motor Vehicle Theft 189
Arson 1

Violent Crimes in Deerfield Beach, FL

Year Violent Crimes
2006 561
2007 500
2008 524
2009 468
2010 429
2011 366
2012 360
2013 305
2014 369
2015 335

Burglary in Deerfield Beach, FL

Year Burglary
2006 478
2007 571
2008 576
2009 501
2010 581
2011 569
2012 594
2013 624
2014 502
2015 350

Florida Criminal Statistics:


Criminal Records Lookup

Do you want to lookup a specific individual’s criminal records? While a criminal background check may be important, it is important to understand that that the presence or absence of some criminal history may not be indicative of a person’s actual criminal behavior. People can be arrested for and charged with crimes that they did not commit, while other people may never be charged with crimes that they did commit. Therefore, when looking at an individual’s criminal background, it is important to understand the differences between arrests, charges, and convictions. It is equally important to understand that the absence of a criminal record does not guarantee that a person has not engaged in criminal behavior or will not engage in future criminal behavior.

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You may also want to look at statewide reporting numbers.

Florida Statistics:

Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 107521 93626
Murder 1149 1041
Rape 14614 12983
Agg. Assault 72895 63895
Robbery 24914 21137
Property Crimes 679446 570270
Burglary 143220 109268
Larceny 493647 420341
Vehicle Thefts 42579 40661
Arson 0 0

While the overall numbers can help you find some information, the crime rate is more informative. The crime rate can be reported in various ways; here we have chosen to report the crime rate as incidents per 1,000 people. By looking at the crime rate in a city, you can determine whether that city is more or less dangerous than surrounding cities. Here, we have compiled comparisons of the rate for various crimes in Deerfield Beach and compared them to the rates for that same crime in Florida and nationwide.


Violent Crimes in the state of Florida

Year Violent Crimes
2006 128795
2007 131880
2008 126265
2009 113541
2010 101969
2011 98199
2012 94087
2013 91986
2014 107521
2015 93626

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