Hollywood, FL Criminal and Public Records

Are you searching for criminal records or background information on someone in Hollywood, 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 Hollywood area. Hollywood has a population of 149,728, which makes it the 12th largest city in Florida, and an average income of $46,791. We’ve compiled helpful crime statistics below, or you can look up a specific person’s criminal records.

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Crime in Hollywood, 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 648 reported violent crimes and 5209 reported property crimes in Hollywood. This compares to 93,626 reported violent crimes and 570,270 reported property crimes statewide in Florida. This makes Hollywood 116th in the state of Florida when it comes to violent crimes per 100k people.

The most common violent crime in Hollywood was agg. assault, with 368 reported. The most common property crime was larceny, with 3,670 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.


Hollywood Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 12th
  • Violent Crimes: 19th (116th per 100k)
  • Murder: 11th (71st per 100k)
  • Rape: 19th (101st per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 20th (127th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 14th (58th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 10th (108th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 8th (113th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 12th (118th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 11th (36th per 100k)
  • Arson: 20th (100th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 166th
  • Violent Crimes: 188th (1,515th per 100k)
  • Murder: 70th (364th per 100k)
  • Rape: 145th (1,119th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 189th (1,827th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 146th (599th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 142nd (1,689th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 146th (1,575th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 150th (1,886th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 165th (672nd per 100k)
  • Arson: 113th (801st per 100k)

In Broward County (2015)

  • Population: 3rd
  • Violent Crimes: 3rd (10th per 100k)
  • Murder: 2nd (7th per 100k)
  • Rape: 3rd (10th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 3rd (10th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 3rd (7th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 2nd (8th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 2nd (8th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 2nd (9th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 2nd (6th per 100k)
  • Arson: 7th (16th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 149,728
  • Households: 55,823
  • Median Income: $46,791
  • Land Area: 27.274 miles2
  • Water Area: 3.451 miles2
  • Time Zone: EDT

Hollywood, FL Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 12 8
Rape 62 46
Agg. Assault 400 368
Robbery 257 226
Burglary 1428 1009
Vehicle Thefts 474 530
Arson 4 5

Violent Crimes in Hollywood, FL in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 8
Rape 46
Aggravated Assault 368
Robbery 226

Property Crimes in Hollywood, FL in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 1009
Larceny 3670
Motor Vehicle Theft 530
Arson 5

Rape in Hollywood, FL

Year Rape
2006 58
2007 62
2008 53
2009 40
2010 40
2011 47
2012 38
2013 0
2014 62
2015 46

Property Crimes in Hollywood, FL

Year Property Crimes
2006 6254
2007 6713
2008 7066
2009 6841
2010 7265
2011 7789
2012 7713
2013 6550
2014 6385
2015 5209

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 Hollywood and compared them to the rates for that same crime in Florida and nationwide.


Rape in the state of Florida

Year Rape
2006 6475
2007 6151
2008 5972
2009 5501
2010 5373
2011 5274
2012 5260
2013 11482
2014 14614
2015 12983

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