Winter Haven, FL Criminal and Public Records

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Winter Haven Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 75th
  • Violent Crimes: 52nd (74th per 100k)
  • Murder: 18th (85th per 100k)
  • Rape: 37th (61st per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 48th (64th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 56th (86th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 63rd (91st per 100k)
  • Burglary: 54th (91st per 100k)
  • Larceny: 61st (92nd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 58th (105th per 100k)
  • Arson: 23rd (88th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 1,057th
  • Violent Crimes: 406th (893rd per 100k)
  • Murder: 77th (390th per 100k)
  • Rape: 172nd (913th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 322nd (871st per 100k)
  • Robbery: 301st (847th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 682nd (1,449th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 458th (1,355th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 645th (1,484th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 441st (1,413th per 100k)
  • Arson: 116th (780th per 100k)

In Polk County (2015)

  • Population: 2nd
  • Violent Crimes: 2nd (1st per 100k)
  • Murder: 3rd (5th per 100k)
  • Rape: 2nd (3rd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 2nd (1st per 100k)
  • Robbery: 2nd (3rd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 2nd (4th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 2nd (6th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 2nd (4th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 2nd (5th per 100k)
  • Arson: 2nd (4th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 37,689
  • Households: 14,120
  • Median Income: $37,300
  • Land Area: 31.304 miles2
  • Water Area: 8.629 miles2
  • Time Zone: EDT

Winter Haven, FL Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 2 1
Rape 14 19
Agg. Assault 159 167
Robbery 49 41
Burglary 284 273
Vehicle Thefts 42 75
Arson 0 2

Violent Crimes in Winter Haven, FL in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 1
Rape 19
Aggravated Assault 167
Robbery 41

Property Crimes in Winter Haven, FL in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 273
Larceny 1033
Motor Vehicle Theft 75
Arson 2

Larceny in Winter Haven, FL

Year Larceny
2006 1395
2007 1355
2008 1598
2009 1388
2010 1462
2011 1294
2012 1267
2013 1180
2014 1025
2015 1033

Robbery in Winter Haven, FL

Year Robbery
2006 80
2007 76
2008 78
2009 92
2010 68
2011 78
2012 59
2013 46
2014 49
2015 41

Florida Criminal Statistics:


As the table-above indicates, major crimes in 2015 in Winter Haven, FL included 228 violent crimes and 1381 property crimes. The 228 violent crimes included: 1 murder, 167 aggravated assaults, 19 forcible rapes, and 41 robberies. The 1381 property crimes included: 75 motor vehicle thefts, 273 burglaries, 2 counts of arson, and 1033 counts of larceny and/or theft. Of course, there were additional offenses in Winter Haven, FL which fell outside of the major crime category; these crimes are generally charged as misdemeanors. It is important to realize that the numbers above reflect the reported crime rate, not the actual crime rate. Depending on the crime, there can be a huge disparity between the actual crime rate and the reporting rate.

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

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Larceny in the state of Florida

Year Larceny
2006 473774
2007 490858
2008 506958
2009 479867
2010 458454
2011 461408
2012 442095
2013 433344
2014 493647
2015 420341

You may also want to look at crime trends to compare a city to the state or the country, as a whole. To do this, you do not look at the overall number of crimes, but at the crime rate. It is also helpful to look at crime rates over time to determine whether a city or state is experiencing a growth in crime compared to the country, as a whole. Conventionally, the crime rate is reported as incidents per 1,000 people.

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