Through the Uniform Crime Reporting Program (UCR), the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and the FBI collects the total number of murders, forcible sex crimes, robberies, aggravated assaults, burglaries, larcenies/thefts, motor vehicle thefts and arsons from law enforcement agencies nationwide. Crime volume and crime rate is based upon the first seven offenses, known collectively as “index crimes” (arson is not an index crime but is collected simultaneously).
Under UCR, only the highest-ranking offense is reported for each incident involving multiple crimes. Clearances refer to crimes solved either by arrest or certain other actions.
Many factors influence crime rates and increases or decreases, including community demographics, commercial or residential development, population changes, and even environmental and seasonal factors. Therefore, care should be taken in comparing different agencies, jurisdictions or subsequent years.
Also note that the Sheriff’s Office reports criminal offenses and arrests occurring within the county, but outside the limits of incorporated cities. Police departments are responsible for reporting arrests and crimes occurring within city limits. The data in the above chart represents unincorporated Pasco County.
More information regarding UCR can be found at the FDLE website: FDLE
Only “founded” incidents are listed, or ones that are deemed to be factual at the time it was reported. Further investigation can cause some incidents to be “unfounded” and thus dropped from the map. You can only view the past 90 days of incidents by using the calendar function on the website. Incidents are updated nightly. This is NOT a comprehensive list of all of our calls for service, but only the most prevalent that affect our quality of life. Please note:
If you would like to anonymously provide a tip in any case listed, click on the specific crime icon that is mapped, and then click on the link “Click Here to Submit Anonymous Tip.” Then fill in the required information on the form.
If you need a report on any crimes listed, you may request a copy from the Pasco Sheriff’s Office Records section. Applicable fees may apply, in accordance with the Florida Public Records law, F.S. 119. The Records section can be reached at 1-800-854-2862, extension 6118. Not all reports may be available due to ongoing investigations.
|Cumulative Total of SAK’s in PSO Custody||802||804||813|
|SAK’s in Custody, Should Undergo DNA Testing, But Not Sent to Lab||0||1||1|
|SAK's Identified Since Previous Reporting Period NOT Previously Counted||0||0||0|
|SAK’s Determined NOT to Undergo DNA/Other Analysis||28||28||0|
|SAK’s Submitted to Lab for DNA/Other Analysis at End of Report Period||11||18||8|
|Cumulative Total SAK’s Tracked for Which DNA/Other Analysis Completed at End of Report Period||3||5||0|
|Cumulative Total SAKs Which Will be Barred Within 12months by Any Applicable Statute(s) of Limitations from Prosecuting a Perpetrator of the Sexual Assault to Which the Sample Relates||214||225||227|
|The Cumulative Total of SAKs Which the Prosecution of a Perpetrator(s) is Barred by a Statute of Limitations||263||275||279|