Markets & Economy

What Florida counties have the most crime and how much does it cost to live there?

FindtheHome determines the cost of living in Florida counties and the instance of crime.

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At its peak in 1991, the number of murders was 24,703, according to the FBI. In 2013, the country had 14,196 murders, a 4.4 percent decrease from the year before.

In many corners of the country, crime is still a big problem — and it’s hard to quantify. As an active agent, this can be pretty powerful information to understand.

The FBI’s Uniform Crime Report has arguably been the most comprehensive and organized collection of crime data to date, which is why many have turned to it as a source. Using the numbers from the 2013 report, FindTheHome was able to visualize the report and find where the most violent crime per 100,000 people occurs in Florida. A few things to note:

A violent crime includes murder, rape (legacy or revised definition depending on your state), robbery and aggravated assault.

A crime is classified under either city or county jurisdiction (never both), so FindTheHome added city and county crimes together to come up with a number for the county as a whole.

The report does not include reporting agencies that don’t comply with the national UCR guidelines.

Taylor County is the most crime-ridden county, with 891 violent crimes per 100,000 people. The most common crime is assaults, with 178 total reported cases. Madison County follows with 812.8 violent crimes per 100,000 people.


Crime-ridden counties also have relatively low median home sales prices, compared with other counties in Florida. Monroe County is one exception.

Visualizations provided by Graphiq.

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