Violent Crime in Florida

Florida has some of the most vibrant and interesting cities in the United States. According to the Huffington Post, however, it also has some of the most dangerous cities. In 2016, studies found that twelve (12) of the Nation's 100 Most Dangerous Cities are located in Florida.

Moreover, violent crimes account for approximately 13.8 percent of the crime charged in Florida in 2016. Specifically, the percentage of crime was found to be:

Violent crimes constitute a wide variety of criminal offenses – crimes like assault and battery, sexual assault, and murder are all considered violent crimes under Florida law. While these crimes fall under the same categories, they are not all charged as felonies or misdemeanors and penalties can range from days in jail to a lifetime in a Florida State Prison.

Attorney for Violent Crimes in Fort Lauderdale, FL

If you or someone you know has been charged with or is under investigation for a serious violent crime in South Florida or the Greater Miami-metropolitan area, then speaking with an experienced criminal defense attorney before anyone else is imperative.

Talk to an attorney at Bacchus Law Firm about Miranda Rights, the Right to Remain Silent, the Florida Criminal Process, and how criminal charges for violent crimes are handed down in Florida Courts. Only an experienced attorney can answer these questions.

The criminal defense attorneys at Bacchus Law Firm have experience on both sides of the fight for criminal justice. Working with a former Assistant State Attorney will be beneficial for the insight and strategy.

Our office is located in Ft. Lauderdale, just minutes from the Broward County Central Courthouse. We pride ourselves on fighting for the rights of criminal defendants.

Contact our office at (954) 500-5555 for more information about obtaining an experienced criminal defense attorney and what our office can do for you.  

Overview of Violent Crime in Broward County

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Types of Violent Crimes in Florida

Some of the most serious offenses in Florida are the violent crimes offenses. The types of crimes that are classified as violent include but are not limited to:

  • Assault -- § 784.011
  • Aggravated Assault -- § 784.021
  • Battery -- § 784.03
  • Aggravated Battery § 784.045
    • Aggravated Battery on a Pregnant Victim --§ 784.045
  • Felony Battery § 784.041
  • Domestic Battery By Strangulation under § 784.041(2)(a)
  • Robbery -- § 812.13
  • Murder -- § 782.04
  • Domestic Violence -- § 741.28
  • Sexual Assault -- § 784.046
  • Kidnapping -- § 787.01
  • Child Abuse -- § 827.03
  • False Imprisonment -- § 787.02
  • Stalking -- § 784.048(2)
  • Culpable Negligence -- § 784.05

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Florida Crimes Statistics for the Greater Miami-Metropolitan Area

Our office represents clients throughout the Greater Miami-Metropolitan Area. Violent crimes in this area can be some of the highest percentages in the State of Florida. As of 2016, violent crimes for the areas we serve include the following:

  • Broward County – 66, 421 crimes were violent crimes;
  • Miami-Dade County – 111,219 crimes were violent crimes;
  • Collier County – 5, 454 crimes were violent crimes;
  • Hendry County – 1, 069 crimes were violent crimes; and
  • Palm Beach County – 48, 613 crimes were violent crimes.

Additional Resources

2016 Violent Crime Statistics – visit the Florida Department of Law Enforcement website to find more information on crimes statistics in Florida. The website also has information on the percentages of property crimes. You may find crime rates based on county and statistical information dating back as far as the last twenty (20) years.

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Find an Attorney for Violent Crimes in Broward County, FL

If you or someone you know has been charged with a violent crime in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, talk with an experienced criminal defense attorney before speaking with the police.

Our office has experienced litigators who will fight to get your criminal charges dropped. If you live in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, East Naples, West Palm Beach, or LaBelle, Florida and you or someone you know has been charged with murder, robbery, assault, battery, or another violent offense, then contact our office.

Call (954) 500-5555 for more information about what the attorneys at Bacchus Law Firm can do for your case.

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