Tampa, FL Criminal and Public Records

Are you searching for criminal records or background information on someone in Tampa, FL? BeenVerified has access to public arrest records in Hillsborough County that can help you identify criminal background history for individuals in and around the Tampa area. Tampa has a population of 369,075, which makes it the 3rd largest city in Florida, and an average income of $44,185.00. We’ve compiled helpful crime statistics below, or you can look up a specific person’s criminal records.

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Crime in Tampa, 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 2,298 reported violent crimes and 8366 reported property crimes in Tampa. This compares to 93,626 reported violent crimes and 570,270 reported property crimes statewide in Florida. This makes Tampa 69th in the state of Florida when it comes to violent crimes per 100k people.

The most common violent crime in Tampa was agg. assault, with 1,516 reported. The most common property crime was larceny, with 5,937 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.


Tampa Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 3rd
  • Violent Crimes: 4th (69th per 100k)
  • Murder: 3rd (48th per 100k)
  • Rape: 10th (132nd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 4th (78th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 3rd (47th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 8th (182nd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 7th (154th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 8th (186th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 10th (135th per 100k)
  • Arson: 4th (38th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 51st
  • Violent Crimes: 58th (854th per 100k)
  • Murder: 47th (324th per 100k)
  • Rape: 115th (1,215th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 53rd (981st per 100k)
  • Robbery: 56th (466th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 95th (3,269th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 86th (2,306th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 96th (3,444th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 149th (1,693rd per 100k)
  • Arson: 66th (686th per 100k)

In Hillsborough County (2015)

  • Population: 1st
  • Violent Crimes: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Murder: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Rape: 1st (3rd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Robbery: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1st (3rd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 1st (2nd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1st (3rd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 1st (3rd per 100k)
  • Arson: 1st (1st per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 369,075
  • Households: 142,232
  • Median Income: $44,185.00
  • Land Area: 113.417 miles2
  • Water Area: 61.798 miles2
  • Time Zone: EST

Tampa, FL Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 28 34
Rape 62 77
Agg. Assault 1476 1516
Robbery 514 671
Burglary 1820 1833
Vehicle Thefts 495 596
Arson 43 54

Violent Crimes in Tampa, FL in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 34
Rape 77
Aggravated Assault 1516
Robbery 671

Property Crimes in Tampa, FL in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 1833
Larceny 5937
Motor Vehicle Theft 596
Arson 54

Agg. Assault in Tampa, FL

Year Agg. Assault
2006 2470
2007 2262
2008 1809
2009 1588
2010 1412
2011 1555
2012 1523
2013 1411
2014 1476
2015 1516

Burglary in Tampa, FL

Year Burglary
2006 4451
2007 4221
2008 4098
2009 3501
2010 3131
2011 2718
2012 2476
2013 1950
2014 1820
2015 1833

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.

All you need is a first name and last name to begin looking up someone’s criminal records. Try BeenVerified’s criminal records search.

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


Agg. Assault in the state of Florida

Year Agg. Assault
2006 87044
2007 86366
2008 82852
2009 76112
2010 69523
2011 66319
2012 63929
2013 61054
2014 72895
2015 63895

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